Lakiko is the stage name of Lana Kostić, a Bosnian cellist, singer and composer who lives and works in Switzerland, and will perform for the first time at the Jazz Fest with a solo concert to be held in the venue Klub 1 on Saturday, November 9.
Although Lana says she is only “a cellist singing”, she authentically explores the possibilities of her own musical expression in her compositions. While playing the cello, Lakiko sings about the nomadic existence, nightmares, distant past and dystopian future, and creates, with the help of electronics, unique soundscapes from which you read her personal musical biography combining the mystique of medieval bogumils, melancholy of sevdalinka, clear structures of classical music and experimental music.
Lana was born in Sarajevo, and after graduating from high school, went to study cello and further her studies in Germany and Switzerland. After completing her studies, she obtained a master’s degree in composition and singing, and in her pieces she successfully connects willing and spontaneous, as well as experimental and popular.
Lakiko will perform at the Jazz Fest on November 9 and on that day XX3rd Jazz Fest will also present the legendary French double bass player Joele Leandre as a part of the festival program in the venue Klub 1, which will be her first concert in Sarajevo in a 40-year career.
“To me, Jazz Fest is much more than a fantastic festival,” says Lana, announcing her concert at XX3rd festival edition – “Jazz Fest is an idea, a subversion, and it is a great honour to be a part of it.”
Tickets for the concert are on sale via kupikartu.ba system – online (with a bank fee) and at points of sale throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina (no additional commission).