Mostar Sevdah Reunion (ba)

The Bosnian band Mostar Sevdah Reunion has established itself as nothing short of an institution in the Balkans. The ensemble’s interpretations of traditional Sevdah music tie together an entire world of musical expression drawing influences from a wealth of sources ranging from flamenco, fado and rebetiko to salsa, blues and funk.

Sevdah, however, forms the foundation of Mostar Sevdah Reunion’s music. In addition to being a traditional genre of Slavic music, Sevdah also refers to a way of being and living in a world that is rife with all manner of emotions. The painfully melancholy and powerful Sevdah singing provides an experience that is sure to make your heart swell. The music is mostly ancient and often despairingly sad but interpreted through gentle compassion.

Mostar Sevdah Reunion is a wonderful blend of first-rate musicianship and immense musical diversity. The group’s new album Lady Sings the Balkan Blues has been a staple high up on the World Music Charts Europe chart for the early 2023, also staking a claim to the top spot. During the concert, the band will serve up an expansive musical experience that will stay with you for years to come.

The concert is part of the Savoy WORLD series

Antonija Batinić – vocals
Ivan Radoja “Vanja” – violin and background vocals
Milić Petrović “Mišo” – guitar and background vocals
Sandi Duraković – guitar and background vocals
Gabrijel Prusina – piano and keyboards
Marko Jakovljević – bass and background vocals
Senad Trnovac – drums

Duration approx. 2 h, including intermission

The stalls form a designated alcohol serving area for adults age 18 and older. The balcony is for people of all ages, no alcohol served.

Production: Savoy Theatre