Tag Archives: Merima Kljuco

“All We Have Left” in Numéro Cinq

“All We Have Left,” a 2012 memoir of mine about Bosnia-Herzegovina — a photo and travel essay, featuring art by Samir Biščević and music by Merima Ključo and Miroslav Tadić — has just been published in the online Canadian literary magazine … Continue reading

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Merima and Miroslav at Exeter

This Tuesday, at 7 p.m., the extraordinary Merima Ključo (concert accordion) and Miroslav Tadić (guitar) will be performing in Exeter, New Hampshire, at Phillips Exeter Academy’s Phillips Church. The concert is free and open to the public. A sample of … Continue reading

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Beauty and Solidarity

One of post-war Bosnia’s enduring struggles is to keep its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage alive. Some twenty years ago, the architects of genocide did all they could to destroy it. I’ve written before about some of the incredible Bosnian … Continue reading

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Merima and Ariadne at Exeter (Update!)

Merima and Ariadne have come and gone — what gorgeous artists, what wonderful people! Their concert Tuesday night absolutely blew the roof off the place. Jaw-dropping virtuosity (concert accordion and soprano voice), extraordinary emotional depth and range. Two very short, breathtaking audio clips … Continue reading

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Merima and Ariadne at Exeter

If the rapture is going to happen soon, I hope it can wait a couple of weeks — or else leave me behind — for this upcoming concert at Phillips Exeter: Ariadne Greif (soprano) and Merima Ključo (concert accordion), Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Goran Simić, “Sleeping with Poetry”

Today, a gem: a dazzling, very short essay called “Sleeping with Poetry,” by Bosnian-Canadian poet Goran Simić. Every English class, everywhere, should read it — in my humble opinion. 🙂 An excerpt is below; click on the link above for … Continue reading

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Sarajevo Remembers

On April 6, 1992, the horrific siege of Sarajevo began. Last week, to mark the twentieth anniversary, Sarajevo’s East West Theatre Company staged an extraordinary outdoor ceremony of remembrance, combining music, dance, and an installation of 11,541 empty red chairs, one for each person who … Continue reading

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