Halid Beslic doesn’t need any introductions. As someone who has been on the ex-YU/Bosnian music scene since the late 70s, he nothing short of a well recognized, respected and adored name when it comes to folk and sevdah music. Born in 1953 and at the age of 59, he continues to be a dominant force in the Bosnian folk and sevdah music genre across the Balkans and the world. Over his 30+ year career, has has recorded more than 15 studio albums and performed in hundreds of concerts.
Wherever he appears, he has been warmly welcomed with open arms. Like fine wine, the desire for his music only continues to get stronger over the years. However, as much as Halid is know for his upbeat music, he is equally known for openly displaying his empathetic side through numerous humanitarian concerts and generous contributions.
This Saturday, May 18th, the Balkan community of Toronto, including other parts of southern-Ontario and northern-United States will have the opportunity to see Halid Beslic at the Sound Academy perform what’s expected to be a sold-out and exciting concert that will feature many hits from his new album, ‘Romanija’ as well as many of his older hits.
The concert will be opened by Toronto’s famous Lemon Bucket Orkestra, who are a Canadian self-described “Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Punk-Super-Party-Band” formed in 2010. The concert will also feature Croatian folk-pop singer Alka Vuica, who, if you recall, ran for Croatia’s presidency in 2010.
Needless to say, Saturday May 18th will be an event for the ages.
Hoping to see everyone there!
Photo Credit (HalidBeslicToronto)