The Project: Stringed Instruments from Around the World

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The Project explores Arabic, Turkish, Armenian, Eastern European, Celtic, Medieval, and West African music through original compositions and unexpected instrumentation, including tarhu duets.   FEATURING: Daniel Berkman - kora, percussion Gary Haggerty - oud, tarhu Peter Maund - percussion Sarah Michael - kanun, tarhu Diana Rowan - harps   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Daniel Berkman is a San Francisco-based composer, multi-instrumentalist, accompanist, singer-songwriter, and electronic...
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Ole, Opa!: Balkan, Turkish & Spanish Songs with Flamenco Dance

Ole, Opa!: Balkan, Turkish & Spanish Songs with Flamenco Dance
Thursday, November 9 @ 7:30PM
Flamenco dancer Bianca Rodriguez and New York-based Balkan/Turkish singer Jenny Luna team up with clarinetist Calvin Lai and guitarist Gopal Slavonic for a night of music from Turkey, Spain, and the Balkans.   FEATURING: Jenny Luna - vocals, cajon Gopal Slavonic - guitar Calvin Lai - clarinet Bianca Rodriguez - flamenco dance   Learn more: Jenny Luna   EVENT DETAILS   Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM Admission: $15-20 sliding scale Tickets will not be sold i...
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Édessa ft. Ezgi Kurt: The Heart of Balkan Music

Édessa ft. Ezgi Kurt: The Heart of Balkan Music
Friday, May 19 @ 7:30PM
Often-rambunctious Balkan quartet Édessa, known for playing intricate time signatures and highly ornamented modal music with authority and joy, brings Turkish guest vocalist Ezgi Kurt to the Poppy for a night of wide-ranging, non-dance repertoire and new material. Featuring: George Chittenden – clarinet, gaida, zurna, guitar Ari Langer – violin Lise Liepman – santouri, accordion Sean Tergis – davul, darabuka, defi Ezgi Kurt – vocals Using both traditional and modern instruments, Édess...
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Ole! Opa!: Balkan, Turkish & Spanish Songs with Flamenco Dance

Ole! Opa!: Balkan, Turkish & Spanish Songs with Flamenco Dance
Thursday, February 23 @ 7:30PM
This bicoastal quartet–comprised of New York-based singer Jenny Luna and Bay Area residents Bianca Rodriguez (flamenco dance), Morgan Nilsen (clarinet), and Chris Reid (guitar)–promises to bring you a fresh take on music from Turkey, Spain, and the Balkans. Ole! Opa!, formed by Bianca Rodriguez and Jenny Luna, draws from Jenny’s background in Balkan and Turkish singing and Bianca's background in flamenco dance. The group performs songs from several countries, including Turkey, Spain, Romania,...
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Gari Hegedus and Faisal Zedan: Music of Turkish, Arab & Greek Traditions

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Master percussionist Faisal Zedan returns to the Red Poppy Art House alongside multi-instrumentalist Gari Hegedus for an evening of music rooted in Turkish, Arab, and Greek traditions. Displaying a dynamic approach to rhythm and melody, the duo enthusiastically rejuvenates classic styles of Middle Eastern drumming. Featuring: Gari Hegedus - Turkish and Arabic ouds, saz Faisal Zedan - derbakki, riqq, and frame drums Born in Lebanon and raised in Syria, Faisal Zedan grew up impassioned wit...
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Gari Hegedus & Faisal Zedan: Instruments and Interpretations of Turkish, Arabic & Greek Traditions

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Multi-instrumentalist Gari Hegedus is joined by master percussionist Faisal Zedan and his ensemble for an evening of instrumental music rooted in Turkish, Arabic and Greek traditions. Gari Hegedus began devoting his life to music 25 years ago with the study of early European, Celtic and Bretagne music. From there he was led east into the intense practice and performance of Turkish classical and Mevlevi ceremonial music. His repertoire and playing styles span outward from Turkey to Greece and ...
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