Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Emanuel Zekic │ Serbian Exotica
Emanuel Zekic, a young Roma singer from Serbia, can only be described as amazing. His magical voice has many shades. You can call it sultry, passionate, exotic, soulful. But, whatever adjectives you prefer to use, the fact is that Emanuel's superb singing needs to heard by the whole world. In his voice you can hear the mysteries, pain, joys, and hopes, of the Roma people. Many of the microtones that he sings, cannot be written in standard Western musical notation. You won't find these notes on a piano keyboard. To perform them, one has to live those notes, and feel the subtle intonations of the music. To the Western ear, the microtones are aromatic, and redolent of unseen things, and takes us to emotional states that we have not transcended to before. I must say that when I first heard his music, I wept from the joy, and sheer beauty of it all. In fact I still cry whenever I hear him sing. I too have Roma blood running in my veins. Emanuel also has the most beatific, and angelic smile that I have ever seen. God has truly blessed him with wonderful gifts. Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.