Saturday 10 November | 11.30 hours
Filmhuis Den Haag | Studio A | Free admission
Eastern Neighbours Film Festival invites you to meet and greet our special guest – Damir Imamović! On Saturday November 10, ENFF offers a brunch: while enjoying a sandwich and a drink, you will have the opportunity to have an informal conversation with iconic Bosnian musician. He will answer your questions and share his knowledge with you.
The same afternoon, you can attend his Masterclass ‘East’ and ‘West’ in the genre of Sevdah – A multimedia lecture at 16.00 hours, and watch afterwards the film Sevdah, with Damir Imamović as the main character.
A true revolutionary of the genre! – www.sevdalinkas.com
The king of sevdah music! – The Huffington Post
‘…a new take on Balkan blues! – The Guardian
Damir Imamović is a new, yet original sevdah voice of today! – Dragan Kremer, Vreme
Damir Imamović is a singer, musician, author and sevdah master from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is coming from a family of sevdah musicians and represents a new generation of the traditional music of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 2005 Damir performs with his Trio, his “Sevdah Takht” quartet as well occasional projects with Jelena Poprzan, Bojan Z, Eric Vloeimans, Greg Cohen and Derya Turkan and others. He recorded six CDs for different labels, including a renowned The Glitterbeat Records (“Dvojka”, 2016). He performed in The Kennedy Centre (Washington DC), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Kolarac (Belgrade), Centre Pompidou (Paris), etc. He is very active as a traditional music educator with his SevdahLab program. Damir wrote the book “Sevdah”, the first history of the genre (Vrijeme, 2016). More info: http://www.damirimamovic.com