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14.10.2021

Sevdah

Damir Imamović feat. Ivana Djurić, Derya Turkan & Greg Cohen (BA/TR/US)

Thursday October 14
Doors at: 19:00
Concert at: 20:00
Price: 150 DKK incl. fee
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Please note: Due to coronavirus, the concert with Damir Imamovic feat. Djurić, Turkan & Cohen has been moved from February 9th to October 14th 2021. All purchased tickets can be used for the new date, but if you cannot make it, a refund is of course possible. Please write to pr@alicecph.com one month before the concert at the latest.

Ten years into a uniquely fascinating career, Bosnian musician Damir Imamović continues to forge innovative approaches to the venerable tradition of sevdah. In 2020 he will be embarking on a tour  with a new quartet comprising legendary avant-garde acoustic bassist Greg Cohen (Masada, Tom Waits, Ornette Coleman), one of Turkey’s premium classical soloists, Derya Türkan (Kudsi Ergüner, Erkan Oğur) and violin player Ivana Djurić, member of Damir’s band Sevdah Takht and one of the most prominent soloists in contemporary sevdah. In May the tour will bring them to ALICE, where Damir Imamović also played a mesmerizing concert with his band Sevdah Takht.

The quartet’s repertoire will be based on Damir’s decade-long musical journey. It will include a wealth of original material culled from his acclaimed back catalogue, but will also revisit the sevdah classics. Greg Cohen’s long involvement with Eastern European music, and Derya Türkan’s Turkish musical heritage, which has had a profound influence on the music of the Balkans, should push the boundaries of Damir’s work still further.

Press quotes:

“The king of sevdah music!” – Huffington Post

“…a new take on Balkan blues!” – The Guardian