Medunjanin, Amira / Damar
Album: Damar   Collection:World
Artist:Medunjanin, Amira   Added:Nov 2016
Label:World Village/ Harmonia Mundi  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-11-09 Pull Date: 2017-01-11 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 11 Nov 20
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 06, 2016: Waste FM
2. Nov 19, 2016: Music Casserole

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-11-02
Bosnian singer with beautiful, voluptuous voice sings “Sevdah,” the blues of the Balkans; songs are in her native language but titles are indicated in English; backed by a quintet with modern, inventive arrangements that borrow from a number of musical and cultural sources

No FCC's; Favorite tracks: 1, 7, 8

*1- Sing Whichever Song is in Your Heart – 4:18 – starts with drum, the “beating heart” of Sevdah music, acoustic guitar;

2- Your Eyes, Beautiful Lena –4:18-- starts with pretty guitar motif; singer comes in over; nice duo

3-A Rose in the Breeze -4:27 –sounds a little flamenco-ish at first with guitar. piano comes in and it sounds more Weimarish;

4- A Bright Moonlight – 3:38 – more uptempo; lots of piano jazz underneath

5-Bentbasa – 5:59-- starts slow and melancholy-sounding with guitar; picks up a little

6- A Lament –4:31 – piano chords lead off – singer comes in; they take turns

*7- My beloved –4:14 –guitar intro and underlying rhythm give a Spanish air to this dramatic song

*8—Damar -”A Beating Heart” - 5:00 – a little like an art song with its modulating piano chords and almost half-chanted words

9- Why Do We Have to Hide Our Love – 7:06 – guitar intro gives Spanish feel which singer echoes

Track Listing
1. Sing Whichever Song Is In Your Heart   5. Bentbasa
2. Your Eyes, Beautiful Lena   6. A Lament
3. A Rose In The Breeze   7. My Beloved
4. A Bright Moonlight   8. Damar
  9. Why Do We Have To Hide Our Love