Monday, June 11, 2007

Bosnia's Billie Holiday

Article about sevdah singer Amira Medunjanin.

Reviews have labelled Amira ‘Bosnia's Billie Holiday’, and the comparison holds a certain truth. Billie and Amira are both vocal revolutionaries - Holiday reinvented jazz singing, while Medunjanin is turning sevdah inside-out, enraging an older generation who contest her experimental jazz leanings.

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