|TURKISH MUSIC NIGHT
The Ercan Dereyayla Ensemble
Oud: Ercan Dereyayla
Darbuka: Seido Salifoski
Clarient: Yorgo Tasmut
Belly Dancer: Shamira
Set Design: Serda Ilhan
Costume Consultant: Denise Greber
May 6th & 7th
In this nostalgic
work, Zishan Ugurlu aims to transport us to old Istanbul, specifically old
Istanbul nights. Picture: Beyoglu, or the city's famed "alaturka" music
halls. Someone is on kanun, another on oud, and in the forefront,
a woman, a Grande dame of the stage, is singing, hands gesturing meaningfully.
Tables are set with raki, the potent anisette distilled drink known
for not "sitting in the person as it does in the bottle", and the
audience is passionately singing along.
This show is dedicated to Genji Ito who is so far away so close!