SNA (Sevdah North America)
|Saturday, October 19th, 2013|
|Broadway Performance Hall|
Seattle, WA 98122
|($20 at the door)|
|Children (under 13):||Free|
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Tickets also available at the following locations:
BALKAN MARKET, INC
18904 Highway 99 #M
Lynnwood, Washington (WA)
BALKAN MARKET, LTD
146 SW 153th ST.
Burien, WA 98166
3308 S. 170th Street
Seatac, WA 98188
Music, The Universal Language
Join us for an evening Inspired by Bosnian Love Songs
7th Anniversary Evening of Sevdah
At Evening of Sevdah we are, as always, committed to bringing you the best performances of Sevdah music. This year we're making a departure from our previous all-traditional music event. In an attempt to bring these exotic tunes from the distant Balkan peninsula and country of Bosnia and Herzegovina closer to our local Northwest audience, our music director Nedim Hamzic, who was born and raised in Sarajevo, came up with an unusual idea - to assemble a band of local musicians and artists from Seattle who will add musical flavors of the Pacific Northwest to this beautiful Sevdah music, mixing it with classical and jazz sounds. Some of the songs will feature a ballet dance act performed by the local dance group VAM Performance, Jr. Company, making this year's event a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
Music director Nedim Hamzic was heavily influenced by his native Balkan music, but also from the music of the West as a result of the social movements of the 60's and 70's. He attended classical guitar school throughout his childhood and started playing professionally in 1981. In those early years he performed a fusion of rock, jazz, classical and Balkan folk music. Throughout his career he played in numerous ground breaking bands throughout former Yugoslavia. Coming to Seattle as a refugee in 1995, Mr. Hamzic has a new found respect and longing for his native music, while appreciating Seattle's special music aesthetic. This inspired him to create this unique concert.
Read more about Nedim's personal take on this event
- Srdjan Gino Yevdjevich - vocals
- Amir Beso - guitar
- Mario Butkovic - guitar
- Selmah Kapidzic - vocals, acc. by Adnan Kapidzic - guitar
- VAM Performance, Jr. Company
- Veronica Mendonca - Artistic Director/Choreographer
- Mark Mendonca
Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets:
This event is sponsored by Sevdah North America and made possible in part by generous support from 4Culture and Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Northwest Folklife and Ethnic Heritage Council.
City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Revenue
Ethnic Heritage Council
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