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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….

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Razbar Ensemble

Razbar Ensemble was founded in 1997 in Bonn, Germany, and it’s primary goal is to present the sacred music of the Ahl-e Haqq, whose extraordinarily rich repertoire is derived from its deep roots in ancient spiritual and artistic traditions. From the outset of their artistic career, the Razbar Ensemble has drawn its motivation from the audience, who has been especially enthusiastic about discovering this previously unknown style of music.

The repertoire consists of a rich heritage of sacred texts and melodies that have been passed down from generation to generation. The compositions are varied, and there is no predetermined format for their performance. The texts and melodies are intuitively arranged, and even the number of musicians, singers, and members of the chorus may vary from one concert to the next…

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Hasan Yükselir (TUR)

Hasan Yükselir ranks among the exceptional creative musical talents of his country. He composes and adapts traditional Turkish folk songs into both western classical musical forms as well as into jazz idioms and renders them in his classically trained voice. He performed in theatrical plays and musicals, published several CDs and composed film music for the Turkish and German television…

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Vali Vasile Darnea (ROU)

Der 1975 in Rumänien geborene Geiger Vali Vasile Darnea bekam schon im Alter von vier Jahren seinen ersten Geigenunterricht. Seine außerordentliche Begabung verhalf ihm schon früh, einige Wettbewerbe auf nationaler Ebene zu gewinnen. 1993 kam der junge Geiger nach Deutschland und begann zunächst als Jungstudent und zwei Jahre später als…

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Rembetiko - Aspasia Stratigou & Vasilis Korakakis

From Asia Minor through the ports of Greece .The Rembetiko is a Greek style of music that has emerged from the folk music traditions of Greece and at the beginning of the 20th century forming in the cities of Athens, Piraeus and Thessaloniki subcultures. Aspasia Stratigou & Vasilis Korakakis (son of Rembetiko icon Vaggelis Korakakis) will present with her band a tribute to „the Greek Blues“. Rembetiko pur!…

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Jorge Palomo

His musical journey made him become acquainted with various music genres like Pop, Rock, Latin jazz, Cuban music, Brazilian Music and with new cultures which he endeavours to fuse with Flamenco. In his opinion, Music connects people independently of their origin. Music doesn’t need any particular language to be understood and felt. Jorge’s life aim is to be an ambassador of the Flamenco music throughout the world by nourishing and evolving it…

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