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Concert of Shaderwan Code in Bosnian Cultural Centre in Sarajevo

Shaderwan Code 02On 26 June, citizens of Sarajevo will have the opportunity to attend the concert of the band Shaderwan Code, which will be held in Bosnian Cultural Centre in Sarajevo starting at 8.30 p.m.

The band is having a concert as a part of the Sarajevo Sevdah Fest, which starts on 25 June and lasts until 30 June.

After the cooperation of the band Zabranjeno pušenje and the Zagreb Mosque Choir Arabeske, which resulted in the soundtrack for the film Nafaka of a Bosnian and Herzegovinian director Jasmin Duraković, one rock band and a couple of girls of divine voices continued to explore other possibilities of artistic cooperation.

Davor Sučić, founder of Zabranjeno pušenje, has already been incorporating ilahija – Islamic religious songs – in musical arrangements for his own band. The songs Test za džennet (Test for Heaven) and Lijepa Alma (Pretty Alma) before, and Domovina (Homeland) and Laku noć stari (Good Night, Old Man) after the “film” collaboration with Arabeske, can be regarded as, to use a football analogy, strength trainings for Shaderwan Code – the album that harbours, in just the right proportion, folk tradition of the Western Balkans, Islamic poetics of the Bosnians and Bosnian Muslims, a concept of rock and roll as primarily progressive music open to various music influences, but also a classic jazz sound, which wouldn’t be possible without improvisations of excellent musicians.

(D.J.)

(photo: shaderwancode.ba)

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