“The artist of angelic voice, who heals the soul and opens the heart” - New York Times
Pure Live Music & Novella announce award-winning, world renowned Sevdalinka singer
who will perform in St. Louis on
Friday, October 26, 2018, at 8:00 pm at
The Sheldon concert hall
3648 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO
Božo Vrećo, superb performer, author, and composer of Sevdalinka, a traditional genre of folk music from Bosnia and Herzegovina, noted as a synonym of complete freedom by the New York Times.
For over 50 years, no one has ever dared to make changes to the existing Sevdah and to write new lyrics inspired by the centuries-old Sevdah lyrics. Božo Vrećo, a renowned musician of the new generation, has been highlighted as the most interesting and best-known interpreter and songwriter of recent times.
This lyrical tenor with a huge vocal range, unusual voice and visual identity triggers storms of enthusiasm and inspires his audience. One the main proofs are his sold-out concerts in a well known concert halls and theater venues all over the world.
In a musical sense, Sevdalinka is characterized by a slow or moderate tempo and intense, emotional melodies. Sevdalinka songs are very elaborate, emotionally charged and are traditionally sung with passion and fervor. The combination of Oriental, European and Sephardic elements make this type of music stand out among other types of folk music from the Balkans. Just like a majority of Balkan folk music, Sevdalinka features very somber, minor-sounding modes, but unlike other types of Balkan folklore music it more intensely features minor second intervals, thus hinting at Oriental maqam and the Phrygian mode. As a result, the melodies are noted for leaving a strong melancholic feeling with the listener.
Božo Vrećo is a man and a woman, and this duality can be seen in all segments of his creation.
Tickets ($45.00) are on sale and available at the following: online www.thesheldon.org, by calling 314-534-1111 (MetroTix), or in person at the Fox Theater Box Office.