SEVDA

SEVDA

 Leipzig, Saxony, DEU
BandWorldJazz

Her magical blend of music from East Asia, the Orient and the Occident caught the attention of experts from the East and from abroad. This unique way of adopting and adapting different musical traditions means that Sevda has opened up a whole new chapter in the history of Azeri Music.

Biography

The Voice of the Caspian Sea / Azeri Jazz

Sevda was born in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, in a house with a view of the Caspian Sea. From her early childhood she listenend to her father singing Mugham songs and in his voice she heard the sounds of the sea. At the age of 14 Sevda decided she wanted to be a singer.
Her musical career has been formed by a synthesis between western and eastern music. She is also interested in classical and pop music. Her magical blend of music from East Asia, the Orient and the Occident caught the attention of experts from the East and from abroad. This unique way of adopting and adapting different musical traditions means that Sevda has opened up a whole new chapter in the history of Azeri music.
Usually her point of departure is traditional folk music, which centres around the relationship btween man and nature. Sevda sings these songs with great passion, and they often remind us of spring, of nature’s awakening but also of mountain peaks, mountain flowers, rivers and forests as well as the people of this region.
Many of the songs with modern arrangements were written by classical Azeri composers who respected the traditional features of the music.
What interests Sevda about classical music is not the perfected, inflexible aspects. She ventures out in new directions. Accordingly, she works with different, more creative ensembles, adding a tar and a kemancha to one traditional Mugham piece, a trumpet and an oud to another.
Making contact with her audience is something Sevda feels is very important. She enables them to relax, while at the same time putting them under a tense spell. Her varied and wider repertoire recalls both past and future times. Old folk songs are given a whole new life.
Sevda sings with the intonation of a loving soul.
In the whole Caucasian region Sevda is a bright star on the firmament of the arts, high above the Caspian Sea.

Discography

"A Flower In Bloom" Network Medien 495119
"World of Love" Network Medien 495125