Described as the Bosnian Billie Holiday, and as the finest exponent of Sevdah, the melancholy and emotional folk music of Bosnia, Amira Medunjanin visited Abbey Road Studios in January to fulfill a lifelong ambition and break new ground as the first Bosnian artist to ever record at Abbey Road.
Here's what Amira said of her session in Studio Two:
“To be honest, I have been dreaming about this all my life. My everlasting wish was just to go in there, sit on the floor and listen to the silence of the studio. And my wish was finally granted. And moreover, I got a chance to record there.
When I was in Studio Two for the first time, I had to touch the walls just to feel the energy of all that remarkable music that was absorbed there over the past decades. I felt it… honestly did.. Needless to say, it was one of the happiest days of my life.
The song “Nestaćeš iz mog života” which I’ve recorded with, my friend, pianist Bojan Zulfikarpašić represents an anthem to all the artists who made us all believe that Love is the most powerful thing in the world. It is certainly our humble homage to the past times and energy of all the people who made astonishing music in the 20th century.
Abbey Road Studios was the only place in the world where I would record this song. I had to do this, for the sake of Tomorrow. These were really precious moments, which will remain with me all my life."
Watch the video for Nestaćeš iz mog života ft. Bojan Zulfikarpašić below.