'Croatian-born Ziza Muftic stepped into an ambitious musical journey in South Africa when her parents migrated from a war-torn Croatia in 1992.
It was terribly cold in Johannesburg that August, as she left her teenage sandals behind in the summery North. Her academic and professional success as a jazz vocalist confirms her gutsy approach to creativity, as she explored what she felt was still missing in her own Balkan musicality: a South African musical expression. Subsequently, she has performed with some of South Africa’s top Jazz musicians like Reza Khota, and Marcus Wyatt. She was also asked to sing a piece at the SAMRO 2018 composer’s finals, where the composition won in category.
Muftic is now feeling her shining hour. Shining Hour (2019) is her second album, entitled from songwriter, Jonny Mercer’s ‘My Shining Hour’
song of hope and high expectations, and follows on her first album, Silver Moonbeams (2015), with its Balkan rhythms, lyrics, and melodies.
Her stories shine in delightfully pleasing and thoughtful ways as she handpicks from known songs and her own compositions.' By Carol Martin AllJazzRadio, 16th May 2019
Here is a YouTube clip of the album promo: https://youtu.be/ud0QSNZkdW4
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