155 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102Turkish alternative rock concert with Popular group Mor ve Otesi will be with San Francisco music lovers.
Erkan Ogur and Ismail Hakki Demircioglu will present Turkish Folk Music at Ashkenaz: 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, California 94702, on Sunday, April 10th, 2016.
$25 Online – $35 Door
“…resonant tones and dramatic elegance of some of the most beautiful music in the world.”
– Monica Kendrick, Chicago Reader
“Erkan Oğur is “one of the driving forces in Turkish music today, not only as an archivist of the traditional repertoire, but also as an artist determined to keep Turkish music alive and vibrant.”
About the artist:
Erkan Ogur was born in Ankara, Central Anatolia in 1954 and grew up in the city of Elazig, which is located to the east of Ankara. His introduction to music of Anatolia came early at the age of five. Erkan taught himself to play violin, saz (Turkish lute) and cumbus (a small fretless lute similar to banjo), other authentic instruments and started to play music of Eastern Turkey with local musicians at social gatherings such as weddings. During high school years, he heard Jimi Hendrix’s guitar on the radio, which led Erkan to pick up the guitar. He worked in developing both his electric and guitar playing techniques and utilizing these to blend with Turkish maqam and forms.
Ogur interprets music both from classical and folk domains and is a also member of Telvin Trio, which mainly performs Turkish folk music in improvised jazz style, with Ilkin Deniz and Turgut Alp Bekoglu.
Ismail Hakki Demircioglu
Ismail Hakki Demircioglu was born Pazar, Rize on the Black Sea coast of Turkey in 1957. He grew in Pazar and left for Istanbul to study in the Conservatory. In 1984, he completed his studies at National Conservatory in Istanbul, playing both traditional instruments such as saz and modern instruments such as bass guitar. He first joined Ruhi Ayangil Turkish Music Orchestra. Later, he was a member of prestigious Ruhi Su Chorus, led by folk musician Ruhi Su. His collaboration with Erkan Ogur started around 1988. They have been performing in concerts in and outside of Turkey and released two albums together: Demircioglu (“Anadolu Besik – Anatolia the Cradle”, “Gulun Kokusu Vardi – Rose had fragrance”). Ismail Hakki also released a solo album, “Nasip Olsa”, in 2004.
On Sunday, March 6th audience at Rickshow Stop, San Francisco will have the chance to be captivated by Sertab Erener Concert collaborated by Roxody Productions & Serdar Ilhan Productions. Tickets are available online for 45$, 60$ at the door.
Sertab Erener, one of the most eminent voices in Turkish pop music concert combines with Sertab Erener’s Turkish songs and traditional Turkish folk songs.
Sertab Erener, born in 1964 in Istanbul is a Turkish pop star also a cross-over soprano with a vocal range that extends to high F. She is one of the most successful female Turkish pop singers in her homeland, and is considered one of the divas of Turkish pop music in Europe.
One of Demir Demirkan’s songs, “Every Way That I Can,” presented by Sertab Erener and won the first prize in the 2003 Eurovision Song Competition and sold 400,000 units worldwide.
What: Roxody & Serdar Ilhan presents Sertab Erener Concert in San Francisco and Los Angeles
Where: Rickshow Stop – 155 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
When: Sunday, March 6, 2016 – 7:00 PM
Contact: Roxody Productions – Serdar Ilhan Productions
www.roxody.com – www.Serdarilhan.com
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SF Tickets are available at
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.
Live Turkish Pop-Rock Concert
Kaan Tariman (vocals), Can Yucel (guitar), Utku Deniz Kucuk (bass), Sonat Karakas (drums)
Saturday, May 30th @ 10 PM
Pena Pachamama Center – 1630 Powel Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Reservation: (415) 646 0018
Door: $20 Cash Only
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org – 408 – 6ROXODY
Drinks / Finger foods / Mezes will be available for your purchase. Kitchen is closed during concert hours.
Mechanical Turk Group members: Kaan Tariman (vocals), Can Yucel (guitar), Utku Deniz Kucuk (bass), Sonat Karakas (drums)
About The Band:
Mechanical Turk is a true Silicon Valley story — formed by 4 musicians with a variety of backgrounds in engineering. They shared the impulse of bringing some of the finest tunes of turkish pop-rock to the West Coast.
Sonat Karakaş, former drummer of Celloband, the official band for Turkcell, meets with Can Yücel and Utku Küçük – two veterans of Sabanci University Rock Choir and together they decide to follow their dream to bring a taste of homeland to California. They are then joined by another Rock Choir veteran from Bogazici University this time, Kaan Tarıman – a musician who released his solo album hitting the charts couple of years ago.
The four love making music together and they’re very excited to share it with the audience soon. Come and join us to have a great time!
Mechanical Turk Description:
The Turk, also known as the Mechanical Turk or Automaton Chess Player was a fake chess-playing machine constructed in the late 18th century. From 1770 until its destruction by fire in 1854 it was exhibited by various owners as an automaton, though it was exposed in the early 1820s as an elaborate hoax. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Turk
Kaan Tarıman’s website: http://tariman.com/