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Moods: Mood: Upbeat Jazz: Jazz-Funk World: Turkish contemporary

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United States - United States United States - Texas

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I started this journey in 1999 with Ayhan Sicimoglu in Istanbul Turkey, and studied Afro-Cuban rhythms. I performed with Las Estrellas in Istanbul under Ayhan Sicimoglu's Afro-Cuban Project. I’ve continued my journey in Dallas performing with different musicians in Latin, Jazz, Rock, Folk and Funk styles since 2004, along with my own band “Duriye & Friends”. It’s been important for me as a conga player to apply the fundamentals of Afro-Cuban rhythms with the right technique and discipline. It has been great pleasure to perform with people who appreciate the profundity of Latin music. I will continue to believe in my heart beat. If your heart is beating you are a drummer. Let the drum connect your heart to your hands. Let your hands learn to dance. Growing never ends. Thanks to everybody who’s inspired, supported, and taught me in this joyful path.