Mirza Redzepagic is a pioneer of flamenco music in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a classically trained guitarist and a great aficionado of maqam music his idea is to connect all of this arts to create a unique sound and atmosphere. Currently, Mirza is working in various music projects.
The most recent project, Sevdah Duende had it’s premiere in 11. Ankara Flamenco Festival on November 17th. It combines flamenco with bosnian traditional music - SEVDAH. Together with Ivana Djuric (violin), Davor Maraus (percussion) and Kenan Mackovic (vocal & piano) Mirza’s idea is to combine sevdah songs with the different styles and aesthetics of the flamenco music.
Mirza has recently ended the Flamenco Balcanico tour. This project was unique performance of fusion between flamenco and music from the Balkans. It included cooperation with famous spanish flamenco virtuoso Jeronimo Maya and a bosnian singer Merita Bavcic. The concerts were performed in major music halls across Bosnia.
Another project, called Tareb y Duende is a musical journey between flamenco and sufi mystic music. The music of this project is composed in flamenco-oriental manner, using the rhythmic structures of flamenco palos (styles) with melismatic singing of sufi mystical music added along with melodies of flamenco voice. Mirza gathered the group of musicians from three different former Yugoslav countries (Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia), sadly separated by war 20 years ago, as a symbol of musical unity and universal “oneness’’.
Tareb y Duende was first performed at the 5th Zagreb Flamenco Festival in September 2016 in Croatia, and on May 2017 Tareb y Duende was performed again in famous Croatian music hall ''Vatroslav Lisinski'' in Zagreb.