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This project aims to promote the musical heritage of underrepresented genres from different parts of the world through a unique and innovative approach and enable unmediated perspectives in other cultures.

Ashik Music

With Petra Nachtmanova

As a singer and folk music researcher, Petra Nachtmanova mainly deals with Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. She has lived in Berlin since 2008, sang as a mezzo-soprano with the Bulgarian vocal ensemble Bulgarian Voices Berlin and Peperuda and founded the Berlin bands Tralalka and OKO, which rearrange traditional Eastern European songs. Her interest in Anatolian music and the Bağlama lute has been developing since 2010. Since then she has represented Austria at the international TRT Türkcevizyon Festival 2014 in Denizli, played at the Azerbaijani TV station ITV in Baku, at the Turkish MetropolFM, on the Avrupa channel, YolTV, Deutsche Welle, on SWR2 MusikGlobal and traveled through Western Europe to concerts in Anatolian communities. She shot an Arte documentary about the Bağlama SAZfilm with the director Stephan Talneau. More about Petra here:

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The first season is dedicated to the represented by
Petra Nachtmanova, musician and expert on Ashik and Alevi music and poetry. In an artistic dialogue that connects different musical traditions, Petra and the Roots Revival Ensemble will perform a diverse Anatolian Ashik repertoire.
Odeon Theater in Vienna on the 18th November 2021.

Helene Glüxam – contrabass
Nora Thiele – percussion
David Six – piano
Mehdi Aminian – ney, setar, vocal
Guest Petra Nachtmanova – Saz, dotar, vocals
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This is the first episode of a long-term series of performances with the goal to promote the world’s musical diversity and heritage.
Initiated and developed by Mehdi Aminian and Loana Aminian, this series is the result of a collaboration between

Roots Revival and Odeon Theater in Vienna.

Photo Gallery

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Captures of the essence of Ashik music, with vivid illustrations and poetic storytelling that transport viewers to a world of soulful melodies and heartfelt emotions.

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​Roots Revival respects your right to an uninterrupted experience.
However, we count on your kind support and donations to make this series possible

in the long term.

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This material is public, and you can find on YouTube,
but here you can purchase and collaborate. Get the files in high quality and free of advertising.

The revenue from the sales are invested in developing the future projects.

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