Saray Iluminado @ fortyfivedownstairs : Tuesday May 19th concert and EP launch
Songs and stories of the Sebilj fountain continue to roam the world and make their way to Melbourne's historic theatre venue fortyfivedownstairs
A night to enjoy the repertoire that celebrates the ancient Balkan cities where a multitude of cultures coexisted and thrived in cosmopolitan artistic environments.
Sevdah songs speak of the universal themes of love, grief, of various societal changes or simply the Herzeg-Bosnian landscape....
The Sephardic Jewish Romances, secular songs taught through the maternal line of the family, share stories of feisty, disobedient daughters, enchanting temptresses or wise grandmothers...they tell of the unique Sephardic Jewish life in the cities such as Sarajevo, Mostar, Banja Luka, Bijeljina and others.
SARAY Iluminado includes Nela Trifkovic, a Bosnian-Australian composer and singer, Australia’s leading Klezmer and Sephardic musician Ernie Gruner, and multi-instrumentalists William Thompsonand Kelly Dowall who share a passion for Balkan, Turkish and Mediterranean music.
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