Reports From Communities
ST LOUIS, MISSOURI
The 6th anniversary of the annual Evening of Sevdah was held at the Isley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. The concert featured special guest, the young artist from Konjic, Bosnia and Hezegovina, Alma Subasic, and Sakib Jakupovic, one of the busiest Bosnian musicians in North America, originally from Tuzla now living in Detroit. Seattle was delighted to welcome back singer Muhamed Kocan originally from Karlovac now living in Santa Jose. The concert sold out this top concert venue in Seattle and brought sevdah and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the attention of the general public thanks to generous media sponosorship by NPR affiliate KUOW and Benaroya's publicity. Videos are available on Youtube.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Dan Drzavnosti and Dan Sevdaha was held on Decmeber 2, 2012. The Charlotte community is proud to have opened the Bsonian American Cultural Center on December 15.
A special evening of Bosnian music and culture featuring Alma Subasic was held on December 1, 2012, at the Balkan American Community Center in Troy, Michigan. The beloved community group Behar also performed, along with a number of wonderful local performers. Videos are available on Youtube.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
The folk dance group Azra prepares for its usual summer appearances. Member Selmah Kapidzic and father Adnan performed again in Seattle's Evening of Sevdah. Video is available on Youtube.
Singer Muhamed Kocan was featured in the recent Tamburitza Festival at the Croatian American Cultural Center on February 17, 2013.