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Divna Ljubojević & Melodi
"Blessed is the Man (Blazhen Muzh)"
from "In Search of Divine Light" (Valley Entertainment)
Written by Nikolay Kedrov
Recorded at the Vavedenje Monastery in Belgrade
Divna Ljubojević began her musical career as a student at the Mokranjac Choral Society. She joined joined Serbia's oldest choir, the First Belgrade Singing Society, where she became the youngest conductor in the group's history - which dates back to 1853. In 1991 Divna founded the spiritual choir and studio Melodi. She has since performed over 600 concerts in Europe, Asia and North Africa - leaving both audiences and critics breathless. She has released 18 albums on the Milan Records and Jade Music labels - distributed worldwide by Warner Music. The celebrated cantor is considered one of the leading interpreters and performers of the liturgical traditions and Byzantine chant.
"In Search of Divine Light" features a collection of sacred chants from the Byzantine, Russian, Serbian and Bulgarian traditions including work from composers like Nikolay Kedrov, Pavel Chesnokov and Alexander Kastalsky. Divna recorded the album with her ensemble, the Melodists, at the Vavedenje Monastery in Belgrade.
Images used are in the public domain, have had permission/license granted, or are under Creative Commons (details below).
"Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George"
"Doorway of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church"
Matt Zimmerman - "Kalemegdan Fortress, Belgrade, Serbia" flickr.com/photos/16725630@N00/5603580002