- Nicholas Tochka
(b Tirana, Allbania, 1955). Albanian singer . A major figure in popular music for close to three decades, she was a longtime singer with the State Estrada in Tirana and a fixture at the annual socialist-era popular singing competition, Festivali i Këngës (‘Festival of Song’), organized by Radio Tirana. During the mid-1960s, she was discovered at the age of 12 and subsequently promoted as part of an ongoing campaign to find amateur talent. She made her début at the Festival of Song in ...