Omar Faruk Tekbilek with Murat Tekbilek: Sufi & Contemporary Music of Turkey

Saturday, May 3, 2014. 8:00 pm

Omar Faruk Tekbilek with Murat Tekbilek: Sufi & Contemporary Music of Turkey

Saturday, May 3, 2014. 8:00 pm

Tickets: $25 General Admission $20 student/senior with valid ID
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7pm pre-concert talk with Omar Faruk Tekbilek about Turkish music

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Born in the Turkish city of Adana to a musical family, Omar Faruk Tekbilek is a brilliant interpreter of Sufi, folk and contemporary music of the Middle East. An evocative vocalist and virtuoso on several instruments, including the ney (bamboo flute) and baglama (long-necked lute), he has has been a major force in world music since the 1970s. His collaborations have included composer/producer Brian Keane,  trumpeter Don Cherry, master percussionist Arto Tuncboyaciyan and ‘ud and violin virtuoso Simon Shaheen.

Murat Tekbilek has been the lead percussionist in his father’s ensembles for a decade and has performed throughout the world. His instruments include darbuka (goblet drum), def and bendir (frame drums).

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