Thursday May 27th, 2021
The Erie Downtown Partnership and Erie Arts and Culture worked together to produce two live-streamed concerts featuring local Muslim artists. They were released in April to recognize the beginning of Ramadan, a month of fasting and devotions for Muslims.
One of these videos was broadcasted internationally on May 13, 14, and 17 by Hayat TV. Hayat is based in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo and airs across the country. Hayat also has several satellite stations that transmit internationally to Bosnians living abroad. Due in large part to the Serbian war and genocide, more than half of Bosnians now live outside their country.
The program is a 40-minute solo presentation by Mensura Berberovic, an expert in traditional ballads known as Sevdalinka.