Lakiko is a cello, repetitive and haunting. Lakiko is a voice, that sings about a nomadic existence, about nightmares, an archaic past and a dystopian future. The music of Lana Kostic combines the influences of traditional Bosnian music, the diversity of contemporary vocabulary, the legato techniques of classical music, and pop impulses – all enhanced by technical finesse and extreme musicality. Lakiko invites you into her melancholy universe – both gentle and powerful, dreamlike and deliciously dark – where Björk, Schubert and the penetrating voices of the sevdalinka seem to meet in a timeless space.
Crowned by the Huffington Post as the “The King of Sevdah Music”, Damir Imamović isn’t afraid to innovate within the Bosnian musical tradition. At Bozar, the singer presents his new album, Singer of Tales, co-produced by Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, R.E.M.) and Andrea Goertler, and recorded by Jerry Boys (Buena Vista Social Club, Ali Farka Touré). He surrounds himself with world-class musicians such as legendary bassist Greg Cohen (John Zorn, Tom Waits, Ornette Coleman) and Derya Türkan, Turkish master of kemençe (Kudsi Ergüner, Erkan Oğur). Damir Imamović’s velvety, agile voice, combined with this unique ensemble of string instruments, results in an astonishing, warm and deeply moving sound.
Damir Imamovic vocals, tambur
Derya Turkan kemençe
Greg Cohen double bass
Thursday 16 December, 19:30 → 21:30
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
Level 2 ≤ 95 db