Zarina Prvasevda

On the verge of authenticity and transferring cultural heritage into self-expression, Macedonian artist Zarina Prvasevda found her voice on her long-awaited debut album, Eho, a release that amplifies a unique approach over 11 traditional songs in 4 different languages.

While her vocal techniques rely on Eastern-European and oriental traditions, the instrumental and rhythmic diversity breathes through the whole record. This level of maturity cannot be labeled as world music only – thanks to her social sensitivity, her deep bonds with the nature that surrounds her besides previous collaborations with identical musicians and filmmakers in the region, Zarina is still keen to gather and share the stories she meets with.

She took part in participating in the fight of declaring Shar Mountain to become a National Park, and she also travels from village to village to meet Macedonian grandmothers to explore and record their songs and stories they share.