Dance to the Sun

1 CD - Enja/MW ENJ95412
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Taner Akyol
original title: Taner Akyol: Dance to the Sun

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  • Born in Bursa (Turkey) in 1977, Taner Akyol studied baglama, violin and piano from an early age and started working as a professional baglama player in his teens. He moved to Berlin (Germany) at the age of 19 where he studied composition and music. He founded the intercultural ensemble Cornucopia and in 2004 became the director of the "ta Musikatelier" in Berlin.

    Taner Akyol was awarded several prizes (MusicaVitale, Hanns Eisler Award) as a baglama soloist and composer of chamber music. He was the first who brought the baglama to the attention of the European composers and academic scene. The baglama (also called: saz, tanbur, dombra, setar, dutar) is an oriental long-neck lute that is used in many musical traditions between the Balkan countries and Central Asia, mainly for accompanying folk songs. Its strings can be played with the fingertips or with a plectrum.

    For this new album, the Taner Akyol Trio make a new wave in contemporary ethno-jazz by playing Anatolian folk tunes in a jazz format
  • Taner Akyol

    World Music / TURKEY

    Taner Akyol - baglama, vocal
    Antonis Anissegos - piano
    David Kuckhermann - percussion
  • 1 CD - 0h 54mn 27s
    upc/ean. 063757954125
    ref. ENJ95412
    release date. 2012-06-04