Amira Medunjanin was born in Sarajevo at the time when the popularity of traditional music in the former Yugoslavia was at the high tide, and sevdah held a special place for her.
The sevdah songs she learned from her mother were the most beautiful of songs. Her fascination with the oral tradition of Bosnia and Herzegovina led her to devote herself to creating a unique voice within sevdah to explore its expressive capacity to the full.
She had spent years searching in vain for to find people who shared her ideas about sevdah, and for the best way to present it. Dubbed Bosnia's Billie Holiday by music journalist and author Garth Cartwright, the comparison reflects the way in which Amira turns sevdah inside out, finding new contexts and forms within a tradition that is hundreds of years old.
Discography: A Secret Gate (guest appearance), Rosa, Live @ Jazz Fest Sarajevo, Zumra, Amulette.
EVENING OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Giorgos Georgopoulos & Dimitris Lapas
Libertango (Astor Piazzolla)
Petar Ralchev waltz (Petar Ralchev)
Krivo Sadovsko Horo (bulgarian folk song)
Hora in Dm (Panagiotis Stergiou)
Kapia mana anastenazei (Vasilis Tsitsanis)
Zeimbekiko in G (Haris Lemonopoulos)
Hartaetoi (Mikis Theodorakis)
Amira Medunjanin & Boško Jović - Tradicionalne narodne pesme
The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia / The Belgrade City assembly – Secreteriat of Culture / Municipal council, Municipal of Stari grad / The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia – Department for International Cultural, Education and Sports cooperation / Turist organization of Belgrade / SOKOJ
Embassy of the United States of America / Embassy of Spain / Embassy of The Netherlands / Embassy of Australia / Embassy of Brazil / Embassy of Portugal / Embassy of Finland
The French Cultural Centre / The Italian Cultural Centre / Institute Cervantes / Hellenic Foundation for Culture / Instituto Camões
Erste Bank / Audi – Porsche SCG / Continental Hotel / Grand Casino / TNT / Vizartis Starion
Garden Centre / L Catering / Veolia / Granatir / Unicut / Hominid Studio / Belmedik
Lyra Music / Zoran Kuvac / Marinko i Filip Baljak / Savarez / D'Addario Music Foundation / Accord Case
RTS / B92 / Studio B / Blic / 24 sata
City magazine / Yellow Cab / Mondo / Art / Muzika Klasika / BG Info