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Sevdalinka is a traditional genre of folk music from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sevdalinka is part of the Bosniak culture, but is also popular across the ex-Yugoslavia region, especially in Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The actual composers of many Sevdalinkas are unknown.

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Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure (2017)

by Roger Mantie, Gareth Dylan Smith

A sevdalinka is a particular type of vocal folk music and “one of the strongest Bosnian cultural symbols” (Bujic and Petrović n.d.). The songs are characterized by rather slow tempi as well as elaborate and melismatic melodic lines; they are ...

Google previewNeighbors at War: Anthropological Perspectives on Yugoslav Ethnicity, Culture, and History

A sevdalinka is a type of love song associated with the urban Muslim population of Bosnia. Its name derives from the Turkish sevda, "love" or "desire." 4. A saz is a long-necked lute that was introduced to Bosnia during the Turkish rule in the ...

Google previewNotes from the Underground (2001)

The Cinema of Emir Kusturica by Goran Gocić

Music, Drink, Ecstasy and Sevdah Nominally, sevdah is defined as a musical genre: the sevdalinka is a popular Bosnian song from the times of Turkish rule - urban, rather than folk, and originally performed with a saz (a stringed instrument) , ...

Google previewMusicology 2101 (2010)

A Quick Start Guide to Music Biz History by L. A. Jackson

Quite possibly known as Bosnia's most emotive music, Sevdalinka is a folk style that embodies sad topics like lost love ...

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