– Single Release «Mira» - April 26th, 2019
Šuma Čovjek does away with all clichés about classic Balkan pop. The ten Swiss chaps - as we say -...Read Biography
Single Release «Mira» - April 26th, 2019
Šuma Čovjek does away with all clichés about classic Balkan pop. The ten Swiss chaps - as we say - "with migrant backgrounds” sing in Croatian, Arabic, French and Spanish. The languages flow so harmoniously together that you feel as though you can understand everything. This is no doubt due to the lovingly arranged songs, from melancholy ballads to rhythmic Balkan pop, spiced with brass and rap.
With their new single «Mira» and its impressive video, which will be released on April 26th, the likeable guys of Šuma Čovjek are back in time for the 2019 festival season, bringing with them a strong message. «Mira» is a political song, peppered with joie de vivre and dancing rhythms, which takes you on a roller coaster ride of the world of languages. The song represents a mindset and values that are important to the Swiss-Bosnian-Algerian combo in everyday life: openness and respect.
Depending on the language and context, “Mira“ can stand for different things. In the Serbo-Croatian language context “mir” means peace. We seek this peace within ourselves and with others. In the Spanish-speaking world, "mira" means look. We want to stand for a society that does not close its eyes to what's going on around it. Lastly, “Mira” is a woman's name, dedicated to all anonymous women who are currently on the run. You are a majority. What does your "Mira" stand for?
Especially in times of increasing nationalism and religious fanaticism, times when people are drowning in the Mediterranean, we are faced with the question of what we want to stand for as a society. For a band as political as Šuma Čovjek, there is only one stance possible: we have to face the other with trust, openness and respect and build on that in everyday life. Because humanism is non-negotiable.
Šuma Čovjek released their first album "No Man's Land" in 2018. The accompanying single "Bouge ton cœur" was one of the most played songs on Swiss German Radio in 2018.
26.04.2019 Meck Frick
04.05.2019 Stanser Musiktage
25.05.2019 Interkultur Fest, Alte Reithalle Aarau
01.06.2019 Forrest Funk Lauchringen
30.06.2019 Openair St. Gallen
09.08.2019 Festival i de Marktgass Bremgarten
10.08.2019 Festival am Gleis Degersheim
15.08.2019 Rock Oz’Arènes Avenches
23.08.2019 Sound of Glarus
>> more festival shows starting from June 2019 to be anounced soon!
Zermatt Unplugged, Heitere Openair, Openair St. Gallen, Musikfestwochen Winterthur, Moods Zürich, Stars in Town Schaffhausen, u.v.m.