Lunch Concert: Turkish folk

Lunch Concert: Turkish folk
Lunch Concert: Turkish folk


Melike specialises in refreshing the colours of old Turkish troubadour songs by means of an original approach of that tradition, and by combining it with the new “türküs” (folksongs). Her musicians proudly reveal their roots in a special kind of Turkish folk with Arabic and European ingredients. This project seems to wipe out borders while dealing extensively with literature about temptation.

programme Ask ile… (from the heart): Turkish love songs
voice Melike Tarhan
composition, arrangements, qanun, guitar, bendir Osama Abdulrasol
violin Wouter Vandenabeele 
violin Stefaan Smagghe 
cello Lode Vercampt 
Turkish long-necked lute–(baglama) Emre Gültekin
percussion: darbuka, raq, cajon, bendir...  Azeddine Jazouli
copresentation Kaaitheater
coproduction Festival van Vlaanderen Brussel/Bruxelles