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Divanhana / Zukva
Album:Zukva Collection:World
Artist:Divanhana Added:02/2016
Label:Arc Music Inc. 

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Add Date:2016-02-21 Pull Date:2016-04-24 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-02-20 
Divanhana was formed in 2009 by group of young students from Sarajevo's Music Academy; wonderful musicianship; great arrangements; traditional Eastern dance rhythms made modern; singer Leila Catic has expressive, crystal clear Judy Collins type voice; genre of sevdalinka expresses longing and melancholy (like fado), but dance-rhythm arrangements keep songs lively

No FCC's; Favorite tracks: 2, 3, 6, 8, 10

1 -3:01 – great folk dance beat, nice clarinet, fiddle, accordion, vocals

*2- 4:33 – even faster than first track; sustained vocals over fast accordion modulations

*3-4:46 – slower; passionate vocals. punctuated with instrumentation; very Russian sounding melody

4-3:51 – slower but lightly realized vocal accompanied by lilting accordion; nice violin solo near end

5-5:15 –starts with treble accordion solo; traditional song from Bosnia and Herzegovina; slow, bolero-like beat; note-bending melody; piano accompaniment

*6-6:30 –mysterious beginning; quiet but insistent vocal + staccato accordion; intensity builds gradually; then gets quieter

7-4:40 – starts with slow piano chords and percussion with voice; violin comes in; slow, a little anthem-like

*8-3:13--uptempo – klezmer-style –trad. Bosnian; lovely mandolin/balalaika type sound

9-3:06- even faster – Slavonic/Croatian –vocals, playful instrumentation

*10-4:11—piano intro; melodic major/minor; trad. Bosnian; piano played like santur


Track Listing
1.Oj Safete, Sajo, Sarajlijo 6.Emina
2.Da Sam Ptica 7.Sejdefu Majka Budase
3.Ciganka Sam Mala 8.Zvijezda Tjera Majeseca
4.Zasto Si Me Majko Rodila 9.Pijanca, Bekrija
5.Otkako Je Banja Lika Postala 10.Zapjevala Sojka Ptica