Harmonia Mundi/World Village
"The home of the soul is silence; from this silence beautiful music emerges.
Amira Medunjanin's voice touches that silence on one end of its range; on the other, it reaches transcendent emotional purity.
Her voice makes a full circle, as it were, to the soul and its silence."
Harmonia Mundi/World Village March 29th 2010
"Zumra, merveilleusement servi par deux extraordinaires artistes bosniaques, offre une nouvelle vision de la sevdah, cette musique mélancolique des Balkans."
"Zumra provides a unique interpretation in the long history of Sevdah through these two extraordinary Bosnian-born artists."
"Only today, with all my available senses and from many angles and magical foggy depth, I have listened over and over again to Zumra, the album of two incredible artists, accordionist Merima Ključo and singer Amira Medunjanin. I have read earlier, mostly positive, even euphoric reviews of this musical masterpiece, and the only thing, in the majority of them, I do not like, is the conclusion that Amira and Merima "offered their specific way of interpreting sevdalinka." Incorrect. These two together presented the ONLY correct, aware and considerate model of (re) interpretation of sevdalinka!"
Senad Avdić, SLOBODNA BOSNA (December 2009)
Gramofon 2009 .........................
A recording of a concert that was held at the Bosnian Cultural Centre on 6th of November 2008 at 12th international music festival Jazz Fest Sarajevo, as part of the Next Generation program. Available on Finetunes.net
Connecting Cultures/Snail Records 2005
"The twelve songs from Rosa compromise the most fierce Bosnian musical experience in recent memory; Amira's rich, languid voice conveyes so much emotion listening to this CD can be, at times, almost overwhelming. I play Rosa again and again, sinking into the deep, carefully caressed syllables on U Djul Basci, riding the high notes to a mountaintop village on Zajdi, Zajdi, surfing the raw acoustic dissonance of Bogata sam Imam Svega whilst imagining "this must be what it's like to hide from mortar shells". Oh what sad, mad, beautiful music sevdah is."
Garth Cartwright, fRoots (March 2005) Available on Amazon
Connecting Cultures/Snail Records 2003
... and the overall flavour of the album is that of a soulful melancholy, music made by people touched by tragedy, yet determined to keep on living. Very highly recommended.
Garth Cartwright, fRoots (February 2004)