Music and Dances of Anatolia, Mesopotamia and Thrace
√ is a music and dance project from Turkey that performs the folk songs and dances of Anatolia, Thrace and Mesopotamia in their original languages, and pays special attention their own cultural contexts.
√ is an Istanbul based musical group, internationally known for their use of traditional Anatolian, Middle Eastern and Balkan instruments, drawing upon the rich, varied and conjoined cultural and musical traditions that are the band members‘ respective birthrights: Turkish, Arabic, Kurdish, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Roma, and Armenian.
√ paying special attention their own cultural contexts, the group expresses the hope of living together in fraternity in a region with many different cultures.
√ gave concerts in 10 different countries of Europe, in Australia, in USA, Iraq, Syria and Armenia more than 80 concerts.
√ reached more than 1.5 million audiences in its concerts.
√ performed more than 350 concerts and dance-music shows in Turkey and in abroad.
√ released 5 music and 2 soundtrack albums. All of these albums are labeled by Kalan Music.
√ prepared the music for the film “Kingdom of Heaven” of Ridley Scott and Kardeş Türküler’s track was included to the soundtrack of the film.
√ performed every year big dance and music performances in Istanbul since 1999. Kardeş Türküler had significant featuring guests from all over the world as Sezen Aksu, Neşet Ertaş, Bedia Akartürk, Ara Dinkjian, Djivan Gasparyan, Esma Redzepova, Reem Kelâni, Onnik Dinkjian, Arto Tunçboyacıyan, Şivan Perwer, Koçani Orkestar, Nihal Yalçın, Olgun Şimşek, Joe Geia…
√ headlined festivals throughout Turkey and Europe. Amsterdam Roots, Stimmen, Rudolstadt, Oslo World Music, Strassbourg Méditerranée Festival, Kemnade, Positive Vibrations, Festival der Kulturen Augsburg, Şimdi Now Berlin, Şimdi Now Stuttgart, Gent Istanbul Ekspres are examples of these festivals.
√ has been recognized with international accolades, including the award for “Best Film Music” at the prestigious Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival in 2001.
√ Released by Kalan Music in 2011, the latest album of Kardeş Türküler and Arto Tunçboyacıyan „Çocuk (H)aklı“ has been nominated for the 54. Grammy Awards for the best World Music album.
√ Albums of Kardes Turkuler have been reviewed by significant music magazines like Froots…
The Kardeş Türküler Project also has within its scope to conduct research on the songs and dances of the many peoples, of Anatolia and its surroundings, with their different languages and beliefs. The resulting compositions, while based firmly on traditional songs and dance forms, are performed within the project’s own approach to arrangement.
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