Damir Imamović vocals
Greg Cohen bass
Ivana Đurić violin
Derya Türkan kemenche
A rare UK appearance from celebrated Bosnian musician performing music from his upcoming record with his new quartet.
A form of Balkan blues music, with shared roots with Portugese fado and Greek rebetiko, Sevdah literally means ‘beautiful sadness’ and is the folk music of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Finding a renewed interest in the genre from younger audiences, Imamović is a trailblazer, imbueing his Sevdah sound with elements of jazz and North African music.
Performing here with bassist Greg Cohen – who has worked with the likes of Tom Waits and Ornette Coleman; one of Turkey's premium kemenche players, Derya Türkan and virtuoso Sevdah violin player Ivana Đurić, this new project sees Imamović exploring a richer sound as he continues to forge new directions for this traditional form.
Produced by the Barbican