World Village & Jazz Village

Jul 31

Throwback Thursday release: Zumra by Amira Medunjanin and Merima Ključo!
Although the songs on Zumra are beautiful examples of the standard repertoire of Bosnia’s highly complex musical culture, Amira and Merima Kljuco’s interpretations are far from standard. The title of the CD translates as ‘emerald,’ but the term can also be used to denote something that deviates from the norm. Amira and Kljuco look at these traditional songs in a new light, and in so doing, ‘rediscover’ them and present them to us as the true gems they are.
PopMatters Best World Music of 2010The Evening Standard CD of the Week
"Kljuco’s accordion weaves unsettling layers of dissonance, powerfully reinforcing the anguish in Amira’s verses…Zosto Si Me Majko Rodila has a yearning, unforgettable melody. Another highlight is Kales Bre Ando, an exquisitely sad song from Macedonia…the closing Jo Hanino Tu Hanina…finds them duetting in archaic Spanish" - BBC

Throwback Thursday release: Zumra by Amira Medunjanin and Merima Ključo!

Although the songs on Zumra are beautiful examples of the standard repertoire of Bosnia’s highly complex musical culture, Amira and Merima Kljuco’s interpretations are far from standard. The title of the CD translates as ‘emerald,’ but the term can also be used to denote something that deviates from the norm. Amira and Kljuco look at these traditional songs in a new light, and in so doing, ‘rediscover’ them and present them to us as the true gems they are.

PopMatters Best World Music of 2010
The Evening Standard CD of the Week

"Kljuco’s accordion weaves unsettling layers of dissonance, powerfully reinforcing the anguish in Amira’s verses…Zosto Si Me Majko Rodila has a yearning, unforgettable melody. Another highlight is Kales Bre Ando, an exquisitely sad song from Macedonia…the closing Jo Hanino Tu Hanina…finds them duetting in archaic Spanish" - BBC

Jul 30

Insight: California-Mexico Business Relationship / Pet Tales: Spay-Neuter Study/ “Race” at Celebration Arts / Catherine Russell
Tune in online to an interview with Catherine Russell on Capital Public Radio in Sacramento! Scroll to the bottom of the page to just hear Catherine’s segment.
Catherine plays Harlow's in Sacramento on August 8!

Insight: California-Mexico Business Relationship / Pet Tales: Spay-Neuter Study/ “Race” at Celebration Arts / Catherine Russell

Tune in online to an interview with Catherine Russell on Capital Public Radio in Sacramento! Scroll to the bottom of the page to just hear Catherine’s segment.

Catherine plays Harlow's in Sacramento on August 8!

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