This is the traditional Turkish Music night with the one of the best musician team in USA.
HASAN ISAKKUT will be accompanied by the singer SERPIL BORA ;
MURAT TEKBILEK Turkish Darbuka,
ALI CEYHUN KARTALSUNA Turkish Darbuka/Davul.
The brilliant Turkish musician and composer HASAN ISAKKUT represents a stunning instrumental program of original compositions which evoke moods of the Middle East, jazz, new age, and classical music.
Hasan Isakkut & Serpil Bora Duet
Dinner and appetizers will be available for your purchase.
Seats are first come first serve.
If you have prier reservation for dinner at the restaurant $30 fee will be charged to your bill if you chose to stay for the event. If you don’t plan on having reservation at the restaurant you can purchase tickets at the door. Dinner and drink will be served at the venue for your purchase.
About HASAN ISAKKUT:
With his newest recording, Hayat 1 Hayat. The CD features both an instrumental and vocal version of his hit “I Love You” which was covered by the famous Turkish diva Muazzez Ersoy and also appeared on the CD compilation Buddha Bar Volume Two. n thic CD all the music was written by Hasan, except for two exciting traditional Turkish instrumental pieces. Joining Hasan is the well known Omar Faruk Tekbilek on zurna and ney, along with percussionist River Guerguerian, Chris Rosser on guitar, keyboards, and dotar, (he also handled the engineering and mastering chores), Eliot Wadofian on fretless bass, Murat Tekbilek on darbuka, and Juan Benavides on acoustic guitar. Throughout the recording, Hasan displays his virtuosic kanun playing, mournful violin playing, and passionate singing.
About SERPIL BORA
Serpil Bora is a graduate of Istanbul Technical University Music Conservatory with a specialty in Turkish Classical Music. During her conservatory education, she received vocal lessons from Alaeddin Yavasca, Cetin Korukcu, Tulin Korman and more. She plays kanun in addition to her singing career.
Prior to moving to the United States, she performed as a member of the Turkish Youth Chorus at Turkish State Radio and Television (TRT). She moved to the U.S. ten years ago. First, she joined the Middle East Music Ensemble directed by Issa Boulos in Chicago.
Consequently, she moved to Los Angeles, where she joined the Silk Road Music and Dance Ensemble as the primary vocalist singing the group’s Turkish Classical Music reparatory. In addition to giving concerts in the Los Angeles area, she has participated in the Middle East Music and Dance Camp as part of the Silk Road Music and Dance Ensemble by teaching and performing Turkish Classical songs.
He was born into a family of musicians. Since the age of 5, he has studied with his father Omar Faruk and his uncle Ibrahim Turmen (another master musician). With a focus on darbuka, def, bendir and bongos, he has performed in numerous concerts and camps all over the world.
He has had the pleasure of performing with a variety of Turkish, Greek, Armenian, Israeli, American and Lebanese musicians. For the past 15 years he has been on tour with his father’s ensemble and has been playing venues all around the world.
His personal influences and mentors in the development of his individual self and music include the following great souls : Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Ibrahim Turmen, Amin Sultan, Hasan Isakkut, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Askin Serbetci, Bahadir Sener, River Guerguerian, Chris Wabich, Ahmet Luleci, Ruhi Balaban, Setrak Sarkissian, Misirli Ahmet, and Yuri Yunakov.
Highlight Performances include: Megaron, Athens | Sydney Opera House, Australia | Lutfi Kirdar, Istanbul | Lincoln Center, New York | Cervantino Festival, Mexico | Ford Theatre, Los Angeles | Dead Sea Festival, Israel | Barbican Hall, London | Millenium Park, Chicago | Rialto Theatre, Cyprus | Place de Arts, Montreal | Barcelona Auditorium, Spain | Eastman School of Music, Rochester | Sufi Festival, India
ALI CEYHUN KARTALSUNA
Ali Ceyhun Kartalsuna is a New York-based percussionist, producer and dancer who has created his own unique style of artistry incorporating techniques and rhythms from the traditions of Turkey, Africa, Cuba, Egypt and India.
Ali moved to the United States from Istanbul, Turkey to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music under a fully endowed scholarship. He plans to double major in Electronic Production and Design and Performance.
Kartalsuna has studied with notable teachers including Eguie Castrillo, Misirli Ahmet, Mike Ringquist, Mehmet Akatay and has performed across the world at venues such as The Lincoln Center, Philippines Endowment for the Arts and at Haiti Fashion week.
Currently working out of New York City, he continues to perform in numerous local clubs including Such as Pasha Lavo, Greenhouse, Tao Kiss, Fly, Highline Ballroom, Gansevort Hotel and Club Arena.
As he continues his studies and professional career development, Ali is working on a self-produced live show incorporating percussion soloing with alternative electronic production methods. The project will be debuted sometime in the summer of 2014.