SO, 18. Oktober 2020
6 pm


Brunnengasse 71 / Yppenplatz
1160 Vienna


Pay as you can
Registration with subject "Damir Imamovic"

For this event applies:

assigned seat, at least 1m distance, wearing the mouth and nose protector also at the seat

Damir Imamović is called the "King of Sevdah Music" - a visionary who tirelessly finds new ways to connect Sevdah's rich past with a vibrant future. The musical form can be traced back to the 15th century and developed further in the cafés of Sarajevo and Mostar from the 19th century. Eventually Sevdah threatened to degenerate into an unfashionable relic of the Tito era, but during the Bosnian War, music took on a new meaning for the younger generation, including Damir Imamovic.

Marko Kölbl, Senior Scientist, musician and ethnomusicologist from the Institute for Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, talks to Damir Imamović about his personal approach to Sevdah music, the development of Sevdah practice in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the importance of this music for the diaspora.


The interview will be conducted in English.