Tickets at: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/damir-imamovic?fbclid=IwAR16zNCONYOPpCsZnsWIzoGeRq5mh7HnN6gID7BRfVCQl_dk59EsoX0UWnM
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 constant cooperations with musicians from many different styles.
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.