Sevdah


CDs and DVDs of sevdah in English & Bosnian

Now, a chance for non-Bosnian English speakers to listen to sevdah songs and understand the lyrics as a native does.  Arranged by the late great Omer Pobric.
 

Bosnian CD

CD of sevdalinke in Bosnian
Composer/arranger:  Omer Pobric
English CD

CD of sevdalinke in English
Composer/arranger:  Omer Pobric
Bosnian DVD

DVD of video spots
Camera & montage Esmer Pita
English DVD

DVD of video spots
Camera & montage Esmer Pita
Included on the Bosnian CD & DVD:
Spoken introduction by Omer Pobric (on CD only)
Nije Bosna casa vode
Oj golube moj golube
Ah moj Alja
Ja zagrizoh sareniku jabuku
Srdo moja ne srdi se na me
Tamburalo momce uz tamburu
Stade se cviljece rosom kititi
Cija je ono djevojka
Ja prosetah carsijom
Pokraj puta rodila jabuka
Sinoc ja i moja kona
Moja dilbere, kud se seces

Included in the English CD & DVD:                  
Bosnia fills my heart
When I traveled to Bembasa
Oh dove, my dove
Little red fez
Whose is that girl?
Oh, my Aljo!
I took a bite of a colorful apple
Oh girl, my trinket!
My darling, where are you going?
Dear mother, send me to get water
Don't stamp your wooden clogs
Oh, my blossom
Bosnia is not a glass of water
Look at me, Anatolian girl
By the path grew an apple
Last night my neighbor and I
My angry one

The late Omer Pobric, God rest his soul, was a visionary.  He wanted to share the beauty of sevdah lyrics with the world by recording them in English translation.  He especially wanted children born in the Bosnian Disapora who might not speak Bosnian well to better appreciate their cultural heritage by making sevdah more accessible to them in English.  In 2007, I had the privilege of returning to the 'Sevdah Institute Omer Pobric' in Mulici to help on this important project.  In only one month, we recorded two CDs and filmed two DVDs of video spots that match the CDs.  For the first time, these are now available!  Bringing this material to the world is my way to thank Mr. Pobric for his cultural contribution during his distinquished career and help preserve his legacy.


Sevdah North America, Inc.
Evening of Sevday 2009 picture
The 5th annual North American Days of Sevdah
Seattle, Dec 17, 2011.