- Apr 7, 2023
In Sarajevo, I was exposed to Sevdalinka, a traditional Bosnian-Herzegovinian folk song as well as gypsy songs. Gypsy songs seem to have a magical quality that captivates everyone and compels people to dance whereas the sensuality of Sevdalinka can make listeners feel like the main character of some sort of love novel as my Kosovian friend described her feelings caused by these songs. Wandering through the city I couldn’t help but notice the bullet marks on the buildings and the gravestones near parks. every corner of this city was pushing me to learn more about its history. Despite the city's scars, I felt like music stands for hope here. The music connected people in different settings.