ARTS, CULTURE

”Mostar Sevdah Reunion” in Dom mladih, Sarajevo on 8 March

Dom Mladih / Skenderija Sarajevo in cooperation with BiH sevdah band ‘Mostar Sevdah Reunion’ is organising a concert for the International Women’s Day on 8 March in Dom Mladih  at 8 p.m.

The tickets will be in sale from 25 February, and the price is 10 BAM in Skenderija.

Mostar Sevdah Reunion is exquisite group of Artists sharing the same passion. Some might say that they live for Sevdah and that could be the only cause of their existence.

To decode and to represent traditional music from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sevdah is more than 400 years old, in a best light, was and still is difficult task to cope with. Despite all obstacles, MSR kept going.

The story begins in 1993 when Dragi Šestic, producer and former of the band, recorded an audiocassette with a couple of tracks that was distributed in limited edition among their friends.  Then, they gave promise that “the whole world will know about Sevdah” one day when war comes to an end.

They fulfilled the promise and recorded their first album in 1998. Since, the album CD “Mostar Sevdah Reunion” was recorded in Mostar, they did not stop fascinating the audience wherever they go. Diversity in musical backgrounds and individual virtuosity in a collective that never performed two identical gigs in a row makes them unique on the World Music scene. Working and recording with Ljiljana Buttler, Saban Bajramovic and Esma Redzepova , they wanted to show variety of Balkans music and to give a respect to the finest and uncompromised authors of genuine Gypsy music.

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