Tuesday, November 14, 2006

News from the Back Garden

Via East Ethnia, some exciting news from the Gazette's own back garden: a London sevdah group, joining the Bulgarian/Romanian/Macedonian/Greek/etc folk ensembles already active in the capital.

London Sevdah formed in May 2004, and aims 'to promote Bosnian music heritage (sevdah music) throughout London, United Kingdom and globally.' Unfortunately, I've just missed their performances at the Museum of London, but here's looking forward to their next...

Turning to a rather larger interpretation of back garden, Diamond Geezer questions how Britain ended up with two Remembrance Day silences and how the day ought to be commemorated full stop. (Conclusion: certainly not with a live classical-crossover performance from All Angels and a GMTV host...)

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At 2:20 am, November 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We also have a blog which I regularly keep up to date.

Thanks for mentioning us.


At 9:22 pm, November 17, 2006, Blogger Owen said...

I heard London Sevdah at the closing concert of the Srebrenica Now exhibition in South Kensington last year. Beautiful singing (and accordeon), and moving.

At 11:55 am, November 19, 2006, Anonymous SeveFanClub said...

Severina had to cancel all of her concerts in USA and Canada!


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