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Zecaj Emina - Traditional Bosnian Songs


Making a selection of Emina Zečaj s and Mehmed Gribajčević s recordings produced during the summer 2002 wasn t an easy task. The production of this material was motivated by the need to preserve the repertoire as well as its interpretation, which is, in Emina Zečaj s case, a quite unique aesthetic experience.

On the technical side, the idea was to have the recordings document the authenticity of the original. Recording this duo in mono, with minimal producing interventions became a production on its own. Our wish was to make Emina s songs sound as if you were listening to them live in your room: this non-mediated beauty offers a new experience that we have almost forgotten.

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Emina Zečaj - vocals
Mehmed Gribajčević - saz (except tracks 18, 19)

All tracks are traditional except track 7. - H. Heine

Recorded by one Brauner vm 1 microphone,
With Manley preamplifier and Siltech cables
A/D conversion by Apogee converters
Recorded and produced by Edin Zubčević
HD recording and editing by Vedran Mujagić
Recorded in Sarajevo at Magaza/PWS studio, 2002
Post-production by Adi Lukovac

Photos: Dejan Vekić
Design: Faruk Šabanović
Siltech cables by courtesy of I. Horić

Printed and manufactured at Sony DADC, Austria
A Gramofon production

(C) & (P) Gramofon 2003
Release date: 5 November 2003