Turkish Rumeli Song Workshop & Concert

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Date(s) - 04/10/2015
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Rhody Center for World Music and Dance

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This workshop will focus on the songs of the Rumeli (Balkan) region. Each song we learn will include a short makam theory lesson to help in the understanding of the tonalities used. Sheet music will be provided for each song. Musicians of all levels welcome! Singers welcome! All instruments welcome! No experience necessary.

The Brooklyn, NY based trio Dolunay (Turkish for “full moon”) draws upon the songs from the Turkish people living across Rumeli, the former region of the Ottoman Balkans. Dolunay’s intimate sound, sparse in loudness and textured with the dissonance of eastern blues, gives way to a sound at once earthy and celestial, the size of which defies that of the small makeup of the band. Inspired to engage with the unique repertoire of lesser-known songs and empowered with a knack to enrich the uncovered sounds with a personal note, Dolunay creates the opportunity to breathe new life into melodies of a region culturally diverse and historically rich. www.facebook.com/DolunayNYC

Jenny Luna: voice, percussion. Adam Good: ud. Eylem Basaldi: violin.

6:30 Workshop: $30 at the door, $20 in advance

9:00 Concert: $10, or $5 with workshop