NPR’s Weekend Edition with Rachel Martin:
“The night’s most dynamically captivating singer…” (New York Music Daily, 1/17)
WNYC Weekly Music Roundup:
International Press for LEMA LEMA:
- 9/16: Czech publication Česky Rozhlas
- 8/16: Review in Italian publication Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso–Transeuropa
- 7/16: Miljenko Jergović finds LEMA LEMA in Triumvirate Music Shop in Belgrade and writes this lovely article about it (and me) in the Croatian Jutarnji List
- 7/16: In-depth interview with Aleksandar Roknić in Serbian newspaper DANAS
- 5/16: Eva & LEMA LEMA reviewed in Italian culture blog Blogfoolk.
- 5/16: Off-Center Views music blog.
- 5/16: Eva & LEMA LEMA profiled on Serbian Women’s magazine Lepota i Zdravlje, interviewed by Milena Raić.
- 5/18/16: LEMA LEMA hit #7 on the Roots Music Report World Chart (its 5th Week on the chart) and #25 on the May edition of the Transglobal World Music Chart.
- 3/16: Eva and LEMA LEMA featured in Južne Vesti, Southern Serbian media outlet.
- 3/16: fRoots Magazine includes “Hovavni romni” in their April 2016 Festival Edition mixtape & their “Songs We Like” playlist.
- 2/26/2016: LEMA LEMA hit #2 on CMJ New World/Jazz Charts! the album spent 23 weeks total on the Chart!
- 2/11/16: PopMatters premieres “I barval pudela” on the album’s release date!
- 2/13/16: World Music Central, Angel Romero reviews LEMA LEMA.
- 2/14/16: Kitka’s Song of the Month: “Jek jek dešujek”, free download with lyrics and translation to the song!!!
- 2/15/16: NO DEPRESSION Album review: “Something Different–And Great!…The record is a triumph. Salina…sings passionately and powerfully. And though she delivers the songs entirely in the Romani language, she conveys the emotion in their lyrics, which cover the same sorts of topics that American country music addresses, including drinking, marital spats, and adultery.”
- The Green Man Review. “…an amazing recording of Balkan Romani (Gypsy) music that’s filled with contradiction and paradox…assured and grounded…as you can see and hear, Eva Salina is the real thing.”
<<LEMA LEMA: year-end BEST OF 2016 round-ups>>
CMJ Best New World n Jazz (#18)
720 ABC PERTH Best 116 International Albums
KMUW, Wichita’s NPR Station Best of Global Village (#8)
WTJU, Richmond VA Best of Folk 2016
KMSE, Milwaukee WI DJ Ruadhan, World Music Mondays Best of 2016
KDHX, St. Louis, MO Music from the Hills
KGNU, Boulder, CO AfterFM’s Top 100 of 2016
New World Buzz Year-End Top 30
Asheville FM Musical Migration’s Top 10
Radio ARA Mondophon Best of 2016
KBCS, Bellevue, WA Station Manager’s Best of 2016
CKUA, Alberta, CA World Spinning