Cem Doğan, Özge Çam, Tolgahan Çoğullu, Sinan Ayyıldız, Cengiz Özkan, Muharrem Temiz & Tolga Sağ


Cem Doğan & Özge Çam

Cem Doğan and Özge Çam bring songs from the Alevitic repertoire and accompany themselves on bağlama and cura.

Cem Doğan: ruzba, 7 telli ruzba & vocals
Özge Çam: bağlama, şelpe & vocals


Tolgahan Çoğullu & Sinan Ayyıldız

Tolgahan Çoğullu plays microtonal guitar, an instrument he has designed himself. He forms a duo with the virtuoso of the double-neck baglama, Sinan Ayyıldız.

Tolgahan Çoğullu: classical and microtonal guitar
Sinan Ayyildiz: bağlama


Cengiz Özkan, Muharrem Temiz & Tolga Sağ

Three big names from Turkish traditional music bring an anthology from the music of Anatolia with an accent on the Alevi traditions.

Cengiz Özkan: bağlama & vocals
Muharrem Temiz: bağlama & vocals
Tolga Sağ: bağlama & vocals


De Centrale organizes, in cooperation with the Istanbul Conservatory (İTÜ or İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi) and het Muzikantenhuis van Gent, a bağlama festival for the third time. The program includes concerts, workshops and master classes with both masters and young talents from Turkey and Belgium.

The bağlama, often called 'saz' by us, is an ancient string instrument from the lute family. The bağlama is one of the most popular instruments in the traditional folk scene of Turkey. No folk dance from Anatolia or folk song from the rich Alevi tradition without the graceful 'neckline', as the instrument is also called. The instrument has 'tied' wires ('bağlamak' means 'to bind') ferrets that are movable according to the scale in which the music is written. The 'saz' can be played with both the plectrum and the fingers. Since 2015 you can also learn bağlama in a number of Flemish music schools.



Saturday 30 March 2019

20:00 Cem Doğan & Özge Çam
20:45 Tolgahan Çoğullu & Sinan Ayyıldız
21:30 Cengiz Özkan, Muharrem Temiz & Tolga Sağ

Tickets: € 13 (presale) | € 16
UITPAS: € 10 (presale) | € 13
UITPAS opportunity rate: € 3,20

Festival pass
Concerts = € 25
Concerts + Workshops (*) = € 50

(*) register seperately via attila.bakiroglu@gent.be


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