Derya Turkan & Sokratis Sinopoulos | Letter from Istanbul

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Letter from Istanbul

by Derya Turkan & Sokratis Sinopoulos

Sokratis is hailing from Greece, Derya is hailing from Turkey. Yielding to the gravity of Anatolian music, they have found each other; now they introduce to us this opus infused with their passion.
Genre: World: World Traditions
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1. Ussak Sarki
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6:05 album only
2. Saba Oyun Havasi (Udi Yorgo Bacanos)
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6:09 album only
3. Rast Kasap Arabaci
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3:21 album only
4. Acemkürdi Kanun Taksim
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1:57 album only
5. Acemkürdi
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6:04 album only
6. Midilli Zeybek
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5:34 album only
7. Yagcilar Zeybek
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5:36 album only
8. Hicaz Taksim
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1:48 album only
9. Hicaz Karsilama
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4:07 album only
10. Rast Kanun Taksim
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1:19 album only
11. Rast Zeybek (Tanburi Cemil Bey)
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4:15 album only
12. Bulut Gelir
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4:13 album only


Album Notes
Based on the fact that all musical traditions of the world are related is the need to acknowledge that a wide variety of musical traditions developing in and around Anatolia for centuries are irrefutably interrelated, drawn from the same ferment.

Here you have an album that conveys this spontaneous immediacy via superior interpretation, a work shaped by painstaking effort of two friends.

Theirs is not the kind of friendship brought about by earthquakes, not the kind of duet marred by fads or stench of money.

Their friendship has developed and strengthened over many years in private homes, during nights of playing and singing together.

It is a give-and-take that is not exclusively musical, but is also nurtured by their well-tempered personalities.

This album draws on a carefully compiled repertoire comprised of traditional Turkish and Greek folk tunes, zeybeks, sirtos and compositions by individual artists (Nikriz Zeybek, Tanburi Cemil).

Unpretentious and passionate songs embellished with emotionally charged improvisations present the sophisticated melding of tradition and playing of a professional caliber, the dynamic creativity of two master musicians.

(from liner notes by Muammer Ketencoglu)


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Kathleen Fekete Bauerlein

Letter from Istanbul
A really good cd.