In Greek mythology Ariadne helps her lover escape from the maze with the help of a wollen thread. For this concert the world famous lyra player Ross Daly takes young musicians from Belgium, Greece and Turkey and drags them along. Their course leaves from the rich Greek-Turkish tradition, with side roads to the Western, old music practices. The musicians of De Draad van Ariadne unravel their traditions into a musical dialogue. A unique festival project with numerous surprises lurking around the corner.
ROSS DALY Cretensic lyra, tarhu
MURAT AYDEMIR tambur
TAXIARCHIS GEORGOULIS oud
KELLY THOMA Kretenzische lyra
ROMINA LISCHKA viola da gamba, violin, guitar, dhrupad
SOFIE VANDEN EYNDE lute and theorbe
The from Istanbul original Çiğdem Aslan sings sensitive Anatolian folksongs in different languages and styles that the region counts. From Turkish and Kurdish, to Greek, Bosnian , Bulgarian and landino. Tahir Palili completes the picture with a generous accompaniment on baglama. Aslan grew up in the Alevi culture, where music is the focal point. Gradually she became acquainted with the sounds outside Istanbul and beyond. Her debut album Mortissa (2013) is full of rebetika and Greek songs mainly from the ‘30’s. The album was rewarded as one of the best of 2013 by roots magazine and was granted with the prestigious prestigieuze ‘German Record Critics Award’ in 2014.
ÇİĞDEM ASLAN vocals, percussion
NIKOS BAIMPAS kanun, artistic director
MICHALIS KOULOUMIS violin
COLIN SOMERWELL contra bas
ANT ROMERO percussion
Supported by THE CITY OF GHENT
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