10/10 | Simdi Ensemble “In Love” Old Town School of Folk Music

Simdi Ensemble (Simdi translates to “now” in Turkish) is a new project in the footsteps of the Sufi tradition of Anatolia. Based in Turkey, Simdi was co-founded by singer and composer Bora Uymaz and harpist Sirin Pancaroglu.
Bora is one of the most prolific figures of the Sufi tradition in Turkey today with an edge that is bridging the past with the present. He is appreciated for his strong and unique voice in which he carries the mystical and quiet moments of the wise and dervishes. In someways, he sings of seclusion and it is as if his voice is a vocal expression of history. Trained as a classical musician, Pancaroglu, the leading harpist of Turkey is equally active in the realm of Turkish traditional music, improvisation, electronic music, tango and semi-staged performances as she is in mainstream harp repertoire. Kemençe player Mehmet Yalgin is frequently involved in concerts in Turkey and abroad, as well as workshop programmes and recording sessions, collaborating with numerous artists. He is on the faculty of Ege University State Turkish Music Conservatory where he teaches kemençe performance and instrument making.

7pm Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000



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