Album: Amira and Merima Kljuco, Zumra (World Village)
Sunday 18 April 2010
This album's roots lie deep in the Balkan tradition of sevdah, the urban folk music of Bosnia-Herzegovina, which touches on sadness, but is mostly about making love by moonlight.
Amira – "Bosnia's Billie Holiday" – joins forces with accordionist Merima Kljuco to create new realms of expression with her simple-seeming, bitter-sweet approach. Kljuco's playing – rich in atmospherics – takes many forms and constantly springs surprises, and together they create a uniquely beguiling sound.
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