14. April 2020

Nezavisne novine:
The population can help to get the Sevdalinka into UNESCO

BANJALUKA - Sevdalinka gave me peace and forced me to think more about poetry and what is most important, she gave me the opportunity to express myself emotionally. As if you always have another variation in reserve.
As if one has a place, a box, to be with oneself, free from any external influences, says Amira Medunjanin, one of the most famous Sevdalinka interpreters.
(Nezavisne novine / 14.04.2020)
6. August 2019

Sevdalinka, the song we all inherit

Sevdalinka, as a traditional song that has been sung for centuries, is unique in the melodic and poetic sense and as such can be nominated for inclusion on UNESCO's list of immaterial world cultural heritage, according to experts. To achieve this, months of preparations are being made. The conference held in Tuzla under the title "Nomination of Sevdalinka for inclusion on the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity"...
(Radio Slobodna Evropa, 03.02.2018)
6. July 2019

Tuzla: Sevdalinka deserves a place on the UNESCO list

The process of registering Sevdalinka on UNESCO's intangible heritage list has begun and a conference was held in Tuzla today. The activities on which the team of experts appointed by the Bosnian Commission after the nomination will work in the coming months were presented. In an effort to preserve the original form of the Sevdalinka and not to "desecrate" its interpretation by the arrangement and presentation, the Association of Musicians Tuzla has organised the Sevdalinka Festival since 2008.
(, 25.01.2018)
6. June 2019

Embroidery from Zmijanje on UNESCO list, Sevdalinka still in procedure

Bosnia-Herzegovina has put the embroidery from Zmijanje on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, in the admission process is the harvest of Iva grass (mountain germander) on Mount Ozren, the wood carving from Konjic, Sevdalinka, as well as the days of hay harvest on Kupres, said the Minister of Civil Affairs BiH Adil Osmanović.
Before the meeting of experts from the Network for Intangible Cultural Heritage of Southeast Europe, Osmanović told journalists in Sarajevo...
6. May 2019

Sevdalinka deserves to become a heritage of mankind

Sevdalinka is a song of enormously high poetic, musical and historical value. It affirms the local cultural identity, is handed down from generation to generation and is a source of inspiration for interpersonal exchange. It represents a unique heritage of living tradition. It has been constantly renewed, interpreted, continues to this day and will continue to do so. She lives, that is important for UNESCO, on whose list she should rightly be included.
(, 29.01.2017)
1. April 2019

Božo Vrećo in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Brussels: We hope that the Sevdalinka will be protected by UNESCO as soon as possible

The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Sevdalinka artist Božo Vrećo will give a concert on 24 February in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Brussels (The National Basilica of the Sacred Heart), according to This concert is one of the projects through which the non-profit cultural-artistic association Gratiartis tries to present the Sevdalinka in the capital of Europe in the best light, to include it in UNESCO's list of intangible cultural assets.
6. February 2019

Preparations for the nomination of Sevdalinka for the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

During today's meeting of the Municipality, the representatives of the Tuzla Association of Musicians informed the Mayor Jasmin Imamović about the realized activities concerning the nomination of Sevdalinka for the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Together with the ethnologist of the East Bosnian Museum, Vesna Isabegović, the members of the Association presented an initiative of the State Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO...
(, 12.01.2017)
6. January 2019

Radio Free Europe: Sevdalinka is a cultural phenomenon worthy of UNESCO list

Recently, in Sarajevo, a book entitled "Sevdalinka - the Alchemist of the Soul" has been published in Norway by Dr. Esad Bajtal. Sevdalinka as a cultural phenomenon of BiH space was created, as the author says, in the real-life reality that emerged from a specific mentality and cultural-historical identity. (Radio Free Europe, 16.06.2012)
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