DaireSounds

Brooklyn, New York
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Announcement    Zlatne Uste Golden Festival's "Charshyia", January 15-15 2021! Stay tuned!

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Last updated on Nov 29, 2020

Zlatne Uste Golden Festival's "Charshyia", January 15-15 2021! Stay tuned!

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Indira Kajosevic

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DaireSounds's Indira has been a presence in the NYC Balkan cultural scene since the mid-1990s, as an activist, community organizer and advocate for immigrants. Born into a family with roots in Ulcinj, Podgorica and Sarajevo, she grew up with musical training encouraged by her mother, a former tamburitza player. At her Aunt Dzemala’s side, Indira learned traditional song and drumming as a healing art.

Coming to the U.S in 1994, Indira recognized the challenges faced by her fellow community members -- immigrants of many backgrounds, displaced by the wars in Yugoslavia. She founded the Queens-based organization RACCOON to serve this community, which provided opportunities for healing, learning, conversation, mutual respect and support through shared culture, language, food and sport.

Since then, she has been working as an educator and fundraiser and assists young mothers and the elderly with nourishing food, music, and good spirit. At the beginning of the pandemic, she founded her “Boza Chorus” – a Zoom gathering of singers to exchange Balkan songs and maintain social connections.

When a favorite dajre (frame drum) from Kosovo broke, Indira set out on a journey to create a new one, consulting with her teachers, Polly Tapia Ferber and Seido Salifosky. Indira has built more since then and is generously offering several for sale. These, she advises, are not “performance” drums – they are for healing yourself and others, and for personal enjoyment. Proceeds will support the elders of her community for whom she plays and sings.

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  • Indie Kajoseivc Skoric

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    She plays traditional Albanian daire, and Balkan sevdah songs. Coming from a musical family, Indira sang, drum, performed... then went to college, came to the USA. Last two decades, it was her son who has pushed to study with the masters.

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