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Sufi Music from Turkey


  • 1. Ney Improvisation in Makam Dgah
    2. Ilhi in Makam Dgah
    3. Ney Improvisation in Makam Hseyni
    4. Nefes In Makams Hseyni And Ussak / Esma Zikiri In Makam Ussak
    5. Kanun Improvisation in Makam Ussak
    6. Ilhi in Makam Ussak
    7. Improvisation With Kanun, Ney, And Ud
    8. Modulation (Perde Kaldirma) In the Makams, Saba, Segah, Rast
    9. Ney Improvisation in Makam Saba
    10. Ilhis in Makam Saba
    11. Ud Improvisation in Makam Hicaz
    12. Ilhis in Makam Hicaz
    13. Sabah Salati in Makam Dilkesaveran
    14. Kemence Improvisation in Makam Segh
    15. Tekbir In Makam Segah / Salat- mmiye In Makam Segh / Niyaz Ilahisi In Makam Segh
    16. Tanbur Improvisation in Makam Hzzam
    17. Ilhi in Makam Hzzam
    18. Improvisation In Makam Rast / Sugl In Makam Rast, Sugl In Makam Rast / Salati Selam In Makam Mahur
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EUCD1741

  • Credits
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    Sufi music is known mostly through the music of Pakistani singers Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan or the Sabri Brothers, to cite just these names. Lately, Sufi music from other Middle Eastern countries has become available, showing a wide diversity of styles in this music. This release presents Sufi music from Turkey. Two forms of Sufi music are found: unaccompanied voice heard in a mosque and instrumental music, also accompanying voice, heard in a Sufi convent. The music heard on this CD also accompanies the whirling dance of the Whirling Dervishes of the Mevlevis. The ensemble on this CD is led by two well-known Turkish musicians, Thir Aydogdu on kanun and evikoglu Timuin on kudm and vocals. Both musicians have toured the world, and are regularly performing on radio. The instruments found on this CD are the kanun, a plucked box zither; the kudm, a small kettledrum; the bendir, a frame drum; the ud, the Arabic lute; the tanbur, a long-necked lute; the kemene, a short-necked fiddle; a halile, Turkish cymbals; and a ney, the Arabic flute. A Western cello has also become part of the ensemble. This excellent CD is a real discovery! ~ Bruno Deschnes

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