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Sevdah Art House is a museum dedicated to sevdalinka, traditional urban love songs, and the famous singers who have interpreted them.
The museum is located in Baščaršija in Velike Daire, a renovated storehouse (magaza) that was built during the Ottoman period and used by Sarajevo merchants to store their goods.
The old magaza is now home to the museum collection, which displays items that once belonged to the greatest sevdah masters: Himzo Polovina, Zaim Imamović, Ismet Alajbegović-Šerbo, Safet Isović, Zehra Deović, Nada Mamula, Zora Dubljević....
The museum also includes biographies of these sevdah performers, as well as the instruments they played, the major awards they received, old concert posters, archived recordings, some of the outfits they wore and so on.
The Art House has a central area, the enclosed Velike Daire courtyard, with its Sevdah Cafe, where visitors can rest and enjoy some coffee and the most beautiful sevdalinka songs. The museum also has a souvenir shop with CDs, books and many other items related to sevdalinka available for purchase.