Hasan was first exposed to music by his family. He started to play violin and kanun at the age of 8. He came to NY in 1989. As a composer and multi-instrumentalist he worked with Brian King, Omer Faruk Tekbilek, Simon Sahin and Richie Havens.
His song "I Love You" was included in the famous CD Buddha Bar Volume 2.
"Kibar" is his first solo recording.
With his debut solo CD "KIBAR" composer/kanunist/violinist Hasan Isakkut (Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Simon Shaheen, Richie Havens) presents a stunning instrumental program of original compositions which evoke moods of the Middle East, jazz, new age, and classical music. He is joined by Ara Dinkjian (Night Ark) on oud and keyboard, as well as River Guerguerian (Ziggy Marley, Gipsy Kings) on percussion.
"The music of "Why" it sounds like a moan.
It is a subject Hasan Isakkut (salterio) on a loving separation.
He is very deep and spiritual.
Yes, because it is asking God what I can do?"
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