The singer and guitarist Téa Hodzic was born in Sarajevo. Since living in the UK Téa has appeared on both television and radio and sang on the soundtrack for Channel 4’s award winning series, “Bloody Bosnia”. She also performed at international event “Acting for Sarajevo” at St James’ Church Piccadilly, alongside artists such as Vanessa Redgrave, Juliet Stevenson, Sir Ian McKellen, David Threlfall and others.
The Téa Hodzic trio recently released the album “Stay Awhile” on Dylan Fowler’s Taith record label.
Téa has been involved in creating and performing music for “When Lightening Breaks” at London’s Southwark Playhouse as well as a series of compositional and performance workshops including Bath Mozartfest’s Community Opera “The Mozart Bug”, and most recently workshop for BBC3 “World on Your Street” with Eliza Carthy.
Between 1991 to 2001 various conflicts were fought on the territory of former Yugoslavia. The wars accompanied the breakup of the country and are generally considered to be a series of largely separate but related military conflicts occurring in and affecting most of the former Yugoslav republics, including Croatia and the multi-ethnic Bosnia and Herzegovina.
While Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister (1979 – 1990) immigration levels were much lower than they are today. The deep recession had reduced many of the economic pull factors for migration and the refugee producing crises of the 1990s including the collapse of the Iron Curtain were yet to happen. The British Nationality Act 1981 continued the restrictions to the rights of Commonwealth Citizens introduced in the Immigration Act 1971, and work permits became more difficult to get without specialist skills. During the 1980s racial tensions emerged which led to the riots of 1981 in Brixton, Liverpool and the Midlands.