Village Harmony

Samira Merdzanic

samiraSamira Merdzanic – teaches accordion and leads many choirs in her home town of Bugojno. Since 1996 she has led an all girls’ choir, Bugojno Vocal Ensemble which focuses on preserving the traditional and sacred vocal traditions of Bosnia and neighboring countries. Two girls from this choir attended a Village Harmony teen camp in 2009. This past summer she took this choir to a choral festival in Ohrid, Macedonia and they won first prize. She also leads a children’s choir and a choir focusing on Croatian folk and spiritual traditions in Bosnia. Samira is very active in promoting choir festivals and exchanges throughout Bosnia.  At camp she will teach a diverse repertoire of traditional sevdalinka, village songs and sacred songs from all the peoples of Bosnia.