Sevdahlab Sevdahlab

SevdahLab, education & research


Damir develops his research and education interests under the umbrella of the SevdahLab project. SevdahLab encompasses lectures, workshops and presentations on the history, culture and aesthetics of sevdah. Depending on the context, SevdahLab varies from the more practical, craft oriented worskhops, to theoretical, popular or academic lectures and presentations. His research efforst resulted in numerous projects, the most significant of them being a multimedia exhibition «Sevdah, the art of freedom» (2015) and his book on the history of the genre (Sevdah, 2016).

His lecture "10 of the most common misconceptions about Sevdah" (in Bosnian, English subtitles), held for "Vašar ideja" in 2013 became a classic:

As a part of SevdahLab research and education project, Damir lectured and gave workshops in many international institutions:   

- The Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago, USA);

- Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, USA)

- The University of Chicago CEERES (Chicago, USA)

- Boise State University (Boise, USA);

- Collegio Internazionale Ca' Foscari (Venice, Italy);

- De Balie cultural centre (Amsterdam, Netherlands);

- BOZAR (Brussels, Belgium);

- Maison Des Cultures De Molenbeek-Saint-Jean (Brussels, Belgium);

- Art Base (Brussels, Belgium)

- Music Academy Aarhus (Aarhus, Denmark);

- Faculty of Philosophy: Department of Slavistics (Ljubljana, Slovenia);

- Druga godba festival (Ljubljana, Slovenia);

- Institut Studiourum Humanitatis (Ljubljana, Slovenia);

- ICTM - Makam group, 8th Meeting at Academy for Music in Sarajevo (BIH);

- Mediacentar (Sarajevo, BIH);

- Musuem of literature and performing arts (Sarajevo, BIH);

- Institute for philosophy and social theory (Belgrade, Serbia);

- Music Institue of SANU (Belgrade, Serbia);

- Poezika Festival (Novi Sad, Serbia)

- Ethnic Inspirations Festival (Warsaw, Poland);

- TFF Rudolstadt at Altes Rathaus (Germany);

- Bürgerhaus Glockenbachwerkstatt (München, Germany);

- Union Kulturzentrum (Basel, Switzerland);

- Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität (Vienna, Austria);

- Odeïon Kulturforum (Salzburg, Austria);

- Ludwig Boltzman Institut für Menschenrechte (Vienna, Austria);