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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 11Nov 20

 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