Semir Sammy Hasić – No More War – It’s Time For Love (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 37:03 minutes | 381 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Navona
On NO MORE WAR, composer and award-winning accordionist Semir “Sammy” Hasić shines a spotlight on the 1991 Battle of Vukovar, which plunged eastern Croatia into turmoil. Through the clever usage of dissonance, illogical harmonies, and polyrhythms, the poignant album highlights the aural terrors of a warzone, made all the more jarring by the timbre of the usually cheerful accordion. The message, however, is not all doom and gloom: melodious themes and accompaniment by members of the Philharmonic orchestra provide contrast to the horrors, highlighting the perseverance of the human spirit and how individuals can come together to find hope.
More than just an album of music, NO MORE WAR is an artistic call to all countries to end the infinite cycle of violence and racism. History is plagued by hatred, and Hasić envisions a world where hope, love, and human empathy triumph over evil.
When it comes to accordion, Hasić is certainly an authority. The accomplished performer has been awarded the title of Accordion World Champion, released a four-part series of instructional books and CDs, and started his own school for musical instruction.
01. Semir Sammy Hasić – Hasić: War Rhapsody
02. Semir Sammy Hasić – Hasić: Waltz for Orphans
03. Semir Sammy Hasić – Hasić: My Country
04. Semir Sammy Hasić – Hasić: Say No to Racism
05. Semir Sammy Hasić – Hasić: My Tears
06. Semir Sammy Hasić – Hasić: Scheherezade 1001 Nights
07. Semir Sammy Hasić – Hasić: Stranger
08. Semir Sammy Hasić – Hasić: Tornado
09. Semir Sammy Hasić – Hasić: Migrants
10. Semir Sammy Hasić – Hasić: Improvisation for Freedom
11. Semir Sammy Hasić – Hasić: Covid 19 (Silent Track)