ZUMRA ALBUM RELEASED
Merima Kljuco and Amira Medunjanin have released an album Monday, April 6.

This duo played for the Sarajevo audience at the last year s Jazz Fest where Merima Kljuco guest appeared at the Amira Medunjanin s concert at the Next Generation stage. They performed a few songs off the Zumra album which were well received.  

There are fourteen traditional Bosnian, Macedonian and Serbian songs on the album, including Aleksa Santic s Kradem ti se u veceri which opens the album. The album was recorded and mixed by Walter Quintus between April and June 2008 at Zerkall Studio, Germany. It was mastered at Bauer Studio in Ludwigsburg. Merima Kljuco produced and arranged the album. Cover design was done by Ajna Zlatar from Communis.         
 
Merima Kljuco graduated from the Accordion Department in Rotterdam; she continued her education in Bremen when she received her Master s Degree in Music. She has performed solo and with ensembles throughout the US, Europe and Australia.      
 
The album is available at all good CD shops in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

"Od brojnih i međusobno različitih pristupa kojima se proteklih godina na suvremen način obrađivala i interpretirala naša tradicionalna muzika, Amira Medunjanin i Merima Ključo, na albumu Zumra izabrale su dosad vjerojatno najradikalniji.
 
I ranije su se događale kombinacije tradicionala i moderne – pošto se o tome ovdje radi, naime – spoja narodne i popularne, zabavne, pa sve do takozvane ‘ozbiljne’ suvremene muzike, ali raspon i jasnoća suprotnosti između dva stila, čini se, nikad nije bio ovako velik. Od prvoga što slusalac čuje: kontrasta ljupkosti i melodioznosti pjevačkog glasa Amire Medunjanin spram avangardističkog harmonikaškog, često disonantnog ataka Merime Ključo. Za nesviknuto uho to je iznenađujući zvuk, ali ako slušalac naviknut na plivanje sigurnijim vodama, na konvencionalnije interpretacije, učini onaj potrebni, važni korak i prepusti se neuobičajenom, “korist” i zadovoljstvo koji će izvući iz toga bit će zasigurno višestruki."