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Moscanice, Vodo Plemenita

by Damir Imamovic & Royal Street Orchestra

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When the renowned Bosnian Sevdah artist Damir Imamović, put a beautiful a-capella vocal performance of the traditional Bosnian Sevdah song „Mosćanice, vodo plemenita“ out in the open and invited other musicians to contribute to it, it was a matter of course for the Germany based, multi-cultural collective Royal Street Orchestra to give it a shot:

It was not just by chance that Imamović, who is successfully transferring the old tradition of Bosnian Sevdah music into modern times, picked the song „Mosćanice, vodo plemenita“:
The tale is taking the listener back to Sarajevo at the end of the 18th century... to the end of the plague pandemic which had the people in quarantine for years. A young woman, who remained in Sarajevo and had survived the plague, was disconnected from her lover. The young man had left Sarajevo at the beginning of the quarantine to be with his parents- on the shore of Save river, in quite some distance from the city.
Desperate about never hearing back from him and not even knowing if he is still alive, she decides to ask the Mošćanica river on the outskirts of Sarajevo to convey a message to him when flowing into the Save river...


released May 29, 2020
Lyrics: trad
Music: trad - Damir Imamović - Royal Street Orchestra

Performed by:
Damir Imamović - vocals
Gert Kapo - grand piano
Armin Alić - fretless bass
Christopher Huber - violin
Cornelius Thiem - cello
Max Klaas - percussion

Produced by Royal Street Orchestra
Mixed by Nikolaos Rondelis at Oberlin Sound Attic, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Mastered by Apostolos Siopis at Siopis Mastering, Thessaloniki, Greece Cover painting and artwork: Dino Alić


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Royal Street Orchestra Wuppertal, Germany

Since 2009

2012: Release of the first album "Visible at given temperature"

2013: Creole NRW

2015: Creole NRW

2016: RUTH 2016 Rudolstadt - Festival

2016: Release of the second album
"Live at Utopiastadt"
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