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'I Know The Look In Their Eyes:' The Healing Power Of Balkan Music

Dave Beck
09/22/2012

Music is a matter of life and death. That's something that Mary Sherhart has learned in her life devoted to singing and teaching songs of the Balkan region in Eastern Europe. The Balkan music that came into her life as a teenager is from a part of the world devastated by ethnic warfare. Tensions between Balkan people remain high long after the war. So for Mary, travelling around teaching Balkan music, it's impossible to avoid getting caught up in those tensions.

Mary Sherhart tells KUOW Dave Beck about how she was taken in by members of Seattle's Balkan community in 1970. Her life in music is grounded in a deep sense of gratitude for her Balkan friends and adopted family.



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