Amira Medunjanin


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  • Amira Medunjanin (vocal)
  • Bachar Khalife (perscussions)
  • Bojan Zulfikarpasic (piano)
  • Nenad Vasilic (double bass)

Sevdah is love, and Sevdalinka is a way of describing the soul. This melancholic style of singing, characteristic of Bosnia but with oriental roots, expresses desire, passion and unrequited love.

Amira was born in Sarajevo at the time when the popularity of traditional music in the former Yugoslavia was at the high tide, and sevdah held a special place for her. The sevdalinke (sevdah songs) she learned from her mother were the most beautiful of songs. Her fascination with the oral tradition of Bosnia and Herzegovina led her to devote herself to creating a unique voice within sevdalinke to explore their expressive capacity to the full. She had spent years searching in vain for to find people who shared her ideas about Sevdah, and for the best way to present it.

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Amira Medunjanin

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AmiraWomex selection 2013

Songs

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1

Bele ruze


Amulette

2

Grana od bora


Amulette


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