Mavi Güneş 69 are a trip. If Can or Amon Düül II spent more time in Turkey than in Germany, and were influenced by Bektashi sufism and a lot of hash, the results might sound something similar to this. Mind blowing.
Turkish oudist Mehmet Polat, a familiar name to this blog, has new music available!
Kardeş Türküler are a project I’d not come across before. They play a fusion of Anatolian, Thracian and Mesopotamian music, according to their bio. It’s a powerful fusion for sure.
A rather nice example of traditional music from Bashkortostan, a Turkic Republic inside of Russia. Unfortunately, there isn’t much information available on the artist, Gata Sulejmanov.
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 –
MEHMET POLAT TRIO
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
MORE UPCOMING CONCERTS 2016
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.
US, Canada and Mexico
Craig S. Hyman
U.S. Cell: +1(917)-854-6315
+90 532 653 44 44
A wild slab of Turkish psychedelia by a 16-year-old Grazia!
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