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“...maybe the best performance this festival has ever seen...”

 

Wilfried Schaus-Sahm

(Director of Sommerton Festival, Germany, 30.08.16)

 

From the Ottoman Classical music to the Contemporary Meyhâne music

Michalis Kouloumis with reART Ensemble

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Fasl- âhâne is a musical performance with unforgettable songs from the past 100 years from Istanbul. From Classical Ottoman Music to the contemporary meyhâne (Turkish taverna) music.A performance full of surprises with lively Fasl music, beautiful humorous stories, poems, film fragments and dance.

Musical Direction: Selim Dogru

Price: 15 e. 

Time: 20:30

Podium Mosaiek: Bos en Lommerweg 191, 1055 DT Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Fasl- âhâne is een muzikale voorstelling met onvergetelijke liederen van de afgelopen 100 jaar uit Istanbul. Van klassieke Ottomaanse muziek tot de eigentijdse meyhâne (Turkse taverna) muziek.

Een voorstelling vol verrassingen met levendige Fasl-muziek, mooie humoristische verhalen, gedichten, filmfragmenten en dans.

Taal: Nederlands / Turks
Sam...

WORLD MUSIC - VIOLIN IMPROVISATION

DISPLACED DREAMS

16 Feb 2018 @ SPLENDOR, Amsterdam (NL)

Entitled “Displaced Dreams”, this solo violin project is dedicated to all the people who struggle for freedom and dignity after being displaced from their homelands and their dreams. 

Violin improvisation - experimentation

WORLD MUSIC - ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

19 Nov 2017 @ Les Halles, Les Rencontres Guitares de Bulle (CH)

Ephemera Album Presentation

It’s only how they embellish their music and the tone colours that corresponds perfectly to the band name . The language of commerce and diplomacy in Eastern Mediterranean, a mixture of Portuguese, Arabian , French, Italian, Turkish and Greek accompanies the sentimental musical wandering of the four musicians.

A journey during which the rich eastern Mediterreanean traditions and the western elements blend and compose a colourful soundscape. Let us wander along in a musical dialogue and expand our horizons in terms of music and emotions.

INFO - TICKETS

WORLD MUSIC - ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

11 Nov 2017 @ Splendor Theatre, Amsterdam (NL)

Ephemera Album Presentation

It’s only how they embellish their music and the tone colours that corresponds perfectly to the band name . The language of commerce and diplomacy in Eastern Mediterranean, a mixture of Portuguese, Arabian , French, Italian, Turkish and Greek accompanies the sentimental musical wandering of the four musicians.

A journey during which the rich eastern Mediterreanean traditions and the western elements blend and compose a colourful soundscape. Let us wander along in a musical dialogue and expand our horizons in terms of music and emotions.

WORLD MUSIC - ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

EPHEMERA

10 Nov 2017 @ Altes Pfandhaus, Cologne (DE)

Cyprus Moments- Zyprische Momenten 2017

It’s only how they embellish their music and the tone colours that corresponds perfectly to the band name . The language of commerce and diplomacy in Eastern Mediterranean, a mixture of Portuguese, Arabian , French, Italian, Turkish and Greek accompanies the sentimental musical wandering of the four musicians.

A journey during which the rich eastern Mediterreanean traditions and the western elements blend and compose a colourful soundscape. Let us wander along in a musical dialogue and expand our horizons in terms of music and emotions.

ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

"Soundscapes of the Eastern Mediterranean Traditions"

13 Oct 2017 @ Shoe Factory, Nicosia (CY)

9th International Pharos  Contemporary Music Festival

On Friday 13 October 2017, the 9th International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival will end its journey through the various world music traditions, in an eastern Mediterranean flair with the Lingua Franca Ensemble.

The Ensemble, comprising Michalis Cholevas (Yayli Tanbur, Tarhu, Ney), Giannis Koutis (Oud, Guitar), Michalis Kouloumis (Violin) and percussionist Ruven Ruppik (Riq, Darbuka, Frame Drums, Marimba) – all graduates of the Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam, circumnavigates on a musical wandering during which the rich eastern Mediterranean traditions and western music elements blend and compose colourful soundscapes. Always abiding by the character of the modal music cultures, Lingua...

world music - original compositions

EPHEMERA

26 Aug 2017 @ Hani tou Ibrahim, Pafos (CY)

PAFOS 2017 European Capital of Culture

Lingua Franca Ensemble will appear on the Travelling Stage in the summer of 2017 in Pafos. The members of the ensemble carry with them their geographical and musical experiences on a musical quest, during which the traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean meet and create a visual landscape through music. The fresh sound of the tarhu – a fiddle developed only ten years ago – mixes with the intense and brilliant sound of the violin creating a unique blend. The oud with its emotional and yet dynamic character connects perfectly to the strong character of the percussion instruments lead and supported by amazing vocals. The Lingua Franca Ensemble composes and performs music with respect to the character of local tradition and music. With expressive intensi...

WORLD MUSIC - ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

EPHEMERA

4-6 Aug 2017 @ Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico (MEX)

It’s only how they embellish their music and the tone colours that corresponds perfectly to the band name . The language of commerce and diplomacy in Eastern Mediterranean, a mixture of Portuguese, Arabian , French, Italian, Turkish and Greek accompanies the sentimental musical wandering of the four musicians.

A journey during which the rich eastern Mediterreanean traditions and the western elements blend and compose a colourful soundscape. Let us wander along in a musical dialogue and expand our horizons in terms of music and emotions.

WORLD MUSIC - VIOLIN IMPROVISATION

01 Aug 2017 @ Trachypedoula, Pafos (CY)

Michalis Kouloumis Solo Violin 

WORLD MUSIC - CIRCUS

EPHEMERA

25 June 2017 @ AMSTERDAM ROOTS FESTIVAL (NL)

Featuring the contemporary circus artists Tarek & Kami Lynne "TK Circus"

It’s only how they embellish their music and the tone colours that corresponds perfectly to the band name . The language of commerce and diplomacy in Eastern Mediterranean, a mixture of Portuguese, Arabian , French, Italian, Turkish and Greek accompanies the sentimental musical wandering of the four musicians. A journey during which the rich eastern Mediterreanean traditions and the western elements blend and compose a colourful soundscape. Let us wander along in a musical dialogue and expand our horizons in terms of music and emotions.

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