Description du produit
Zumra, merveilleusement servi par deux extraordinaires artistes bosniaques - Amira et Merima Kljuço - offre une nouvelle vision de la sevdah, cette musique melancolique des Balkans. Les chansons de cet album sont tres connues et aimees en Bosnie, elles se sont transmises amoureusement de generation en generation. Elles sont de parfaits exemples du haut degre d'exigence du repertoire standard de la region issu d'une culture musicale extremement complexe. L'interpretation d'Amira et de Merima Klju..o est, elle, loin d'etre banale. Le titre du CD Zumra est tire de la chanson Okreni se niz dul-bas..u qui signifie "l'émeraude".
Angelic, simply angelic. Given that the Bosnian folk singer s ethereal disc, Rosa, topped this paper s world-music best-of-the-year list back in 2005, expectations were high for her duets with the accordionist Merima Kljuco. While the bare-bones settings may be much more austere, the vocals are no less spine-tingling: these are transcendental songs of love, loss and yearning from the region s sevdah tradition, all performed with restraint and subtlety. Amira s dark timbre evokes images of shadows and forests, yet on the joyous final number, Jo Hanino, Tu Hanina a Sephardic song in which Kljuco s voice joins in as well the mood shifts dramatically. Sunlight bursts through. FOUR STARS --Sunday Times
This album's roots lie deep in the Balkan tradition of sevdah, the urban folk music of Bosnia-Herzegovina, which touches on sadness, but is mostly about making love by moonlight. Amira "Bosnia's Billie Holiday" joins forces with accordionist Merima Kljuco to create new realms of expression with her simple-seeming, bitter-sweet approach. Kljuco's playing rich in atmospherics takes many forms and constantly springs surprises, and together they create a uniquely beguiling sound. --Independent on Sunday
Suicidal melancholy has rarely sounded as pretty as on this collaboration between Amira, doyenne of Bosnian café blues, and classical accordion virtuoso Kljuco. From blue-note trillings to quasi-industrial buzzing, Kljuco wrings extraordinary sounds from her instrument and the sheer Dostoevskian relentlessness leaves you weirdly elated. FOUR STARS --Daily Telegraph