KUD "Boston Sevdah" will be celebrating 3 years of existence in April 2010.
It was created as a vital part of BCCRD, Inc's program "Heritage" which has a mission of preserving traditions and culture within Bosnian community in Massachusetts, alongside with our publication "Izvor".
KUD Boston Sevdah 'Boston Sevdah" has 4 mayor groups and they are run by their self appointed leaders:
Our first and the "oldest" group is the group of women ages 35 and over with several men from the community. They perform traditional folk dances and create their own choreographies and costumes for each performance. The most distinguished part of their performance is reproduction of the old rural traditions from Bosnia and Herzegovina. They include traditional Bosnian settings, story telling, dancing and singing. These elements in fact represent customs and values not commonly seen otherwise.
Our second group is a group of young women ages from 18-25. This group is very enthusiastic and combines tradition with elements of modern choreography. The beauty of this program is presented in co-llaboration among elder and younger members in costume creation and shared ideas for settings.Teen group is run by membres from the first and second group and they see this practice as a wonderful opportunity to spend their after school time in creative activities and learning about their home land.
Our most vibrant group is the children's group. We have over 20 children involved, supervised and taught by their older partners. They perform traditional dances and their leaders create costumes, scenes and choreographies for them. KUD "Boston Sevdah" has a music group as well which accompanies dancers, however, the group performs with pre-recorded files as well.
Our KUD has already had a number of public performances, each one bringing over 400 people together.
KUD"Boston Sevdah" is a member of North American Institute of Sevdah.