Our journey started on the 18th November 2021 with our first concert "Anatolian Ashik with Petra Nachtmanova" Below, you can check out the full concert of our first season for which we received your great feedback and close to one million views so far.
You can find now the live performance of the second season of Roots Revival Series on YouTube, dedicated to the interpretation of Anatolian Kurdish music at Odeon Theater in Vienna on the 24th October 2022.
Gülseven Medar – vocals
Sakina Teyna – vocals
Guest musicians on Saz: Umut Akar
Roots Revival ensemble:
Helene Glüxam – contrabass
Nora Thiele – percussion
David Six – piano
Mehdi Aminian – ney, setar, vocal
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The Kurds, today around 35 million people, are one of the oldest peoples in the Middle East. Their national affiliation is spread over several states, Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran and the Transcaucasian states. The majority of the Kurds, about 15 million people, live in Eastern Anatolia. The musical tradition of the Kurds is unique, diverse and fulfills more than among other ethnic groups, the role of knowledge transfer across generations.
Since the Kurdish part of Anatolia is a mountainous region, the music and culture of the Kurds was unexplored territory until the second half of the 20th century. Today, we still know little about the diversity that makes up Kurdish music. For this reason, we would like to devote more time to this topic.
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