"Ak Gice" was the first album of Gülay & The Ensemble Aras, released first in 1991 and is now available again to the public as MP3-album. The melodies of the songs are from Western China ( Sinkiang/East Turkestan), Azerbaijan and Iran. Josef Olt made his arrangements to these tunes and his composition "Nouruz" is also included in this album. Singer Gülay sings her songs in the original languages.
Gülay's mission is: "Bringing people together"
I am in love with the whole universe and all human being. For this there is no border on this earth and am feeling happy. Of course, we have different cultures, colours, customs and music... This makes us rich and makes living beautiful. Now let us enjoy these diversities. Music opens everything and gives us everything!
The historical Silk Roads was also rich on cultures and is of great importance to me. These trade routes caused the cultural exchange between Eastern and Western world. And most of my songs are sung in languages, which origins of these high cultures.
Gülay - soprano
Josef Olt - flute
Bozorgmehr Hosseini-Naghavi - Accordion
Asim Al-Chalabi - Oud
Kristina Heumesser - Violoncello
Mohssen Azimzadeh - Nagara
recorded by Peter Koncz in Mödling, Lower Austria