VoyageLA Interview, April 2018

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ETNOUMLJE 2009 – Serbian World Music Magazine (Cover & inside interview)

Around the World in 80 Songs: Sutra by EMAR


CD Poster:
Emar Cd Poster2


EMAR: Sacred Soul

“EMAR is the Voice of Peace”
- Victor Sinclair, (2010)

“Sensational album – lush vocals and haunting tracks. 5/5″
- Terry Hawke, Harborough FM (Dec 13, 2008)

“… a beautiful and atmospheric blend of electronica and world music… With highly spiritual lyrics, Sacred Soul speaks of unity and love as Emar conveys her feeling of oneness with the world… I highly recommend it.”
- Beeb Ashcroft, (Dec 07, 2008)

“BRILLIENT – EXCELLENT! We have enjoyed EMAR:Sacred Soul immensely, and have added tracks from it to our playlists. Emar’s presentation of music, inside the style and personality reflected in the tracks is very refreshing.”
- Graham J Barclay, Soundwave FM, New Zealand (Nov 25, 2008)

“Emar’s beautiful voice, the rich synth soundscapes and the amazing rhythm make this into an incredible album.”
- btfas, (Sep 03, 2008)

“Magical! ***** This is a musical world journey through spirit – hauntingly beautiful”
- keyingli, iTunes Review (Aug 16, 2008)

“A SANCTUARY FOR THE SOUL! ***** EMAR is a headphone paradise!!!!”
- Terry Dillon, Facebook Fan Page (Sep 04, 2008)

“What I enjoyed most about the songs was that they walk a fine line between what is World music and Electronica, while including elements of different cultures and languages, making the final mix an overall accessible one.”
- Paul De Micheli , Mondo Blue Radio in Barcelona, Spain (Sep 07, 2008)

“I was actually very surprised that I liked it as much as I did, considering my personal musical tastes. I’m not a big fan of World music, but this was cool. Almost Ritual at times. It went for the #1 spot on our CMJ RPM ADDS this past week.”
- Andrew / DJ Haz-Mat*, WBGU 88.1 FM (Sep 05, 2008)

“… a song disc with so much charisma, charm, and conscience that it demands fascination. Infusing pop with the sounds of the Indian subcontinent, EMAR sings these finely sculpted tunes so well that fusion pop gains a new eminence.”
- Michael Haley, (Sep 17, 2008)

“With your musical gift and extremely diverse background, I believe your music will appeal to… people of all nationalities and cultures…spanning across the globe.”
- Adam Vaughan, Letter from Toronto City Council (Oct 07, 2008)

“EMAR’s voice is like a gentle waterfall cascading into the mystical depths of our souls…The use of both traditional and classical instruments all add to the velvety layers of voice and sound that are boldly intoxicating and profoundly enlightening.
- Shazia Islam, FutuRéale Magazine (Oct 22, 2008)

“Sacred Soul has an exotic world music theme that could be used as a cinema soundtrack. Emar sings and adds funky club beats with a reggae bass line to “Jamil”, a dedication to Rumi, a 13th century poet and mystic who’s writing remain inspirational globally.”
- D. Oscar Groomes, O’s Place Jazz (Oct 20, 2008)

Shawn Conner, The Georgia Staright: “chicken soup for the self empowered soul”, “…Rebronja’s glass-smooth, heavenly voice…”,”The old-country textures in “Duso Moja” and “Zasto” keep the disc grounded.”

Chad Nevett, The Gazette: ” Wonderwall sounds like the love song it is meant to be.”

Jaclyn Arndt, Soulshine: “…most of Rebronja’s lyrics are quite syrupy sweet, but her music comes complete with a hard edge.”

Christine Estima, Chartattack: “This album does what good music should do – make us see old, familiar love in a new way. Melissa Rebronja has a passion for describing ordinary things that are ultimately connected to la vie and l’amour. She is compelling, especially on “Duso Moja” & “Zasto.”

Cameron Gordon, The SPILL: “You don’t see enough Slavic singer/songwriters these days”, “Rebronja has a solid voice and it’s a well produced album…. many others couldn’t hold a candle to Madame Rebronja. .. bonus points for including a very  sparse rendition of the Oasis hit “Wonderwall” – it’s the type of reclamation that would piss the Gallagher brothers right  off.”