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Alleys of Istanbul

by Turku

300 year old rock and roll from the seat of civilization; focuses on Turkish, Kurdish, Azeri, and Anatolian material using all traditional instruments including several types of Saz, Violin, Oud, Tar and various types of percussion- 'Davul, dumbek, djembe
Genre: World: Middle East Contemporary
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1. Uskudara Gideriken
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2. Agri Dagindan Uctum
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3. Mastoom Mastoom/Asmar Asmar
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4. Anadolu Kavagi
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5. Rampi Rampi
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6. Misket
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7. Saza Niye Gelmedin
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8. Yeselim
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9. Drum Solo
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10. Muhabet
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11. Ah, Bir Atas Ver
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12. Harman Dali
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13. Aman Avci
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14. Bir demet Yasemen
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15. Macka Yollari
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Dirty Linen Magazine, Dec. 98/Jan. 99
"....This CD ... focuses on Turkish, Kurdish, Azeri, and Anatolian material. Turku also use all traditional instruments including several types of Saz, Violin, Oud, Tar 'another long-necked lute', and various types of percussion 'Davul, dumbek, djembe, riq, etc.'. Their playing is inspired, even striding in the realm of virtuosic, with an obvious ability for improvisation and a good sense of how to build a piece. The material is generally high energy with an emphasis on upbeat numbers."

Album Description
Istanbul, "the center of the world", the only city in the world straddling two continents, Europe and Asia, is the gateway to the west for the cultures of Eurasia. And so, Istanbul's neighborhoods, back streets, and alleys pulse to the cultural origins of their inhabitants; Turks, Greeks, Azeri, Persians, Kurds, Turkmen, Romany. These neighborhoods echo with their native tongues, and ring with their music and dance. Turku takes you to on a musical tour of some of this ancient city's ethnic neighborhoods with their performance of songs and dances from the "Alleys of Istanbul".

About the Artist
Turku was formed in 1996. Since then, they have gained recognition throughout the US as a premier World Music Ensemble. The Turku show has evolved from an instrumental showcase to a high energy tribal event complete with stage visual effects and a troop of folk dancers.

BAND MEMBERS Ted Monnich Farzad Roberts Carla Monnich David Korup Shahriar Panahi

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Halil

Masallah
Very good. One of the best CD's i have ever heard. This is how Türkiye should always be who cares if you are Azeri, Türk, Kürt, Laz, etc... Lets all live in peace as Muslim.
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Crystal Dunlap

Wonderful
I've always loved this CD, and it seems a lot of other dancer do as well. I'm always hearing songs from it.
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Tamara Turner, CD Baby

An absolutely invigorating and mesmerizing album of the edgy, biting, enchanting
An absolutely invigorating and mesmerizing album of the edgy, biting, yet enchanting and lucid music of Turkish, Kurdish, Azeri, and Anatolian peoples. Using all traditional instruments, including several types of Saz, Violin, Oud, Tar and various types of percussion such as 'Davul, dumbek, djembe, and riq, their virtuosic playing coheres for a penetrating, unforgettable experience. Having gained recognition throughout the US as a notable World Music ensemble, Turku is at the forefront of bringing the world's remarkable musical diversity home.
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Vladimir

so excellent
Very very very very very good. no, it is excellent.
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CD Baby


An absolutely invigorating and mesmerizing album of the edgy, biting, yet enchanting and lucid music of Turkish, Kurdish, Azeri, and Anatolian peoples. Using all traditional instruments, including several types of Saz, Violin, Oud, Tar and various types of percussion such as 'Davul, dumbek, djembe, and riq, their virtuosic playing coheres for a penetrating, unforgettable experience. Having gained recognition throughout the US as a notable World Music ensemble, Turku is at the forefront of bringing the world's remarkable musical diversity home.
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Umang

Good! yes...
This CD has some very vibrant numbers. Bir Demet Yasemen and Macka Yollari are strong, and swift and energetic. Yet, there are some that are essentially tame and do not stand out, really. Good overall!
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