[Music] Numinous Music Presents – Mehmet Polat Trio – 2016 North America Summer & Fall Tour August 11th – September 12th, 2016


Mehmet Polat (Turkey/Netherlands) – Ud & Compositions Victor Sams (Dutch Antilles/Netherlands) – Ngoni & Percussion Pelin Başar (Turkey/France) – Ney

We have the tremendous pleasure to announce that one of Turkey’s finest musicians will be touring the United States and Canada starting August 15th! See below for further details:

– Numinous Music Presents –


2016 North America Summer & Fall Tour

August 11th – September 12th, 2016


August 11th – Aga Khan Museum – Toronto, Canada

August 13th – Skinny Pancake – Burlington, Vermont

August 14th – Skinny Pancake – Hanover, New Hampshire

August 17th – Ryles – Boston, Massachusetts

August 18th – Lincoln Center – New York City, New York

August 19th – House Concert: Tribeca Loft – New York City, New York

August 20th – Worlds Of Music Chicago – Educational Workshop & House Concert – Chicago, Illinois

August 21st – Chicago Academy of Music – Chicago, Illinois

August 23rd – Des Moines Social Club – Des Moines, Iowa

August 24th – Dakotas Jazz – Minneapolis, Minnesota

August 26th – Corazon Performing Arts – Los Angeles, California

August 27th – House Concert with Sahba Motallebi – Laguna Hills, California

August 28th – Corazon Performing Arts – Educational Workshop – Los Angeles, California

August 28th – The Mint – Los Angeles, California

August 30th – Sea Of Glass – Tucson, Arizona

August 31st – Musical Instrument Museum – Phoenix, Arizona

September 1st – Doc’s Lab – San Francisco, California

September 2nd – Kuumbwa Jazz Center – Santa Cruz, California

September 3rd – The Harris Center – Sacramento, California

September 4th -The Jazz School – Workshop & concert – Berkeley, California

September 7th – University Of Richmond – Workshop & Concert – Richmond, Virginia

September 8th – The Hill Center – Washington, DC

September 9th – Poughkeepsie Day School – Workshops – Poughkeepsie, New York

September 9th – Howland Cultural Center – Beacon, New York

September 10th – Crossroads – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

September 11th – Club Bonafide – New York City, New York


September 16th – Festival Musica Sacra – Maastricht, Netherlands

September 18th – Festival Musica Sacra – Maastricht, Netherlands

September 23rd-25th – ‘Wenster op het Oosten’ Workshops – De Glind, Netherlands

October 1st – Cultuushuis Ruurlo – Ruurlo, Netherlands

October 6th – Small World Music – Toronto, Canada

October 10th – Cuyamaca Collage – El Cajon, California – US

October 13rd – Monterrey, Mexico (venue tba)

October 15th – Cervantino Festival, Ex Hacienda San Gabriel, Guanajuato, Mexico

October 16th – Mérida, Mexico (venue tba)

October 19th – Treibhaus – Innsbrück, Austria

October 20th – Textilemuseum – Helmbrechts, Germany

October 21st – Sendesaal – Bremen, Germany

October 22nd – Ud Festival, Mezrab – Amsterdam, Netherlands

October 23rd – Ud Festival, Meervaart – Amsterdam, Netherlands

December 18th – Cultuurhuis Heerlen – Heerlen, Netherlands

– This music is much more than a meeting of Turkish and West African musical styles. There is a poetic eloquence here that compels the listener to respond in a visceral and emotional manner. It is music that gently demands deep listening, and inspires introspection and the unveiling of new insights. – Doobeedoobeedoo, USA

Note: The Mehmet Polat Trio is currently preparing to record the second album ‘Ask Your Heart’, expected to be released in Autumn 2016. Please stay in contact for upcoming news.

Mehmet Polat



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[Music] Various Artists – Nightingales & Canaries, Vol. 1: “Oriental” Women on Record, New York & Istanbul, 1928​-​55

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3272306330/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/New York City was home to a vibrant musical scene filled with singers from Anatolia, Istanbul and the region of Roumelia.  Christians and Jews joined together in making some rather bawdy music.

This treasure was released by Ian Nagoski’s Canary Records, a label filled with some absolute gems.