"Bentbasa / Sevdalinka - Bosnian Love Songs" - Various Artists

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  • artist:Various Artists
  • featured artist:Vlatko Stefanovski, Jadranka Stojakovic, Theodosii Spassov, Mercan Dede, Donna Mckewitt, Zerina Coko
  • release year:2006
  • style(s):Balkan, Fusion
  • country:Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • formats:CD (Compact Disc)
  • record posted by:Goethe-Institut Sarajevo
  • label:Yaman / Goethe


For the first time in Bosnian history a compilation of Sevdalinka, traditional Bosnian love songs, are presented with a line-up of musicians from the Balkan area as well as Germany, the USA, the UK and Japan. In a fresh new approach the Bosnian ballads are fused with jazz, classic, credible pop and ethno music from Bulgaria, Turkey, Macedonia and beyond. Minimal in style, long-served legends of the Balkans like Vlatko Stefanovski, Muammer Ketencoglu, Bodan Arsovski, Miroslav Tadic and Jadranka Stojakovic, make music with the likes of traditional as well as up-and-coming Sevdalinka interpreters from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Internationally acclaimed musicians like Mercan Dede, Dave Pozzi and Theodosii Spassov bring a new breeze into the old traditionals with their trademark sounds and styles.