Singing Tales with Damir Imamović

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On our big 20th episode spectacular, we talk with sevdah singer and scholar Damir Imamović ahead of the April 3, 2020 release of his new album, "Singer of Tales". We discuss the origins of the sevdah genre, its post-war revitalization, and what Damir considers sevdah's "punk ethos".

Sarajevo Calling is a podcast about Southeast European affairs, focusing in particular on the contemporary politics of the Western Balkans. Hosted by journalist Aleksandar Brezar and political scientist Jasmin Mujanović, and with graphics provided by Boris Stapić, Sarajevo Calling posts new episodes every two weeks.

This time we were without the services of our sound editor Esad Rebihić, who usually makes us sound so much better than in real life. Please admire his other work here.

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All music used for educational and informative purposes, and rights retained by its respective owners:

  • "Kafu mi draga ispeci", "Adio kerida" and "Poljem se vija Hajdar delija" all peformed by Damir Imamović, courtesy of Damir Imamović/Wrasse Records

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