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  • country:Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • style(s):World
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band
  • artist submitted by:Ring Ring

Line up

  • Azur Imamović (bass guitar )
  • Danijel Čondrić (guitar )
  • Irfan Tahirović (percussion)
  • Ismar Porić (clarinet, saxophone)
  • Leila Ćatić (vocals)
  • Nedžad Mušović  (accordion)
  • Neven Tunjić  (piano )
  • Rifet Čamdžić (drums)


Hailing from Sarajevo, a city historically described as a crossroads between the East and the West, Divanhana present sparkling new arrangements of urban traditional music from Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a particular emphasis on the soulful sounds of Sevdalinka, the musical vehicle for the expression of amorous longing and melancholy, passion and joy, with its roots in the days of the Ottoman Empire. The band was formed in 2009 by a group of young students from the Sarajevo Music Academy who, with their contemporary instrumentation of brass wind, piano, bass and drums complimenting the traditional accordion and vocals, open up the Sephardic and Oriental elements of Sevdalinka to a new jazz sensibility, while the clear tones of singer Leila &262;ati&263; deftly span the emotions between heartache and playfulness. Their debut album, Dert, was released in 2011.