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Musical traditions

Mary Sherhart and Elvir Becic performing traditional music of urban town centers of old Bosnia and Herzegovina.



Categorized in these topics: Kolo Musicology

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Mary Sherhart recorded three cds and dvds in Bosnia and Herzegovina, opened the 2005 Bascarsija Noci Festival of Sevdah in Sarajevo, and toured the US with legendary sevdah artist Omer Pobric As a choir director she led the Vecerinka and Sedyanka Balkan Women’s Choirs, New Land Choir, Vela Luka Croatian Ensemble choir and directed the major musical production “Joyous Nativity, a Croatian Cantata.” She studied and performed from 1983-84 with the professional folk choir of Ensemble Varna in Bulgaria. She teaches workshops throughout the US and Canada. Mary is currently soloist with Balkan Cabaret .

She has produced concerts of visiting and local ensembles through her organization New Land Music. Mary’s path started in 1970 as a teenager in Seattle’s Koleda Ensemble. The years and experience have added to her personal belief in the healing powers of music. The joy of singing and finding one’s passion are interwoven throughout every performance and workshop.


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