Ismail Hakki Fencioglu & Shtreiml

Concert - Sounds of Anatolia

İSMAİL HAKKI FENCİOĞLU & GROUP SHTREIML:
JEWISH ROOTS AND TURKISH BLUES

İsmail Hakkı Fencioğlu, oud
Jason Rosenblatt, piano & harmonica
Rachel Lemisch, trombone
Thierry Arsenault, drums
Joel Kerr, bass

Enchanting and ornate - Oud player and vocalist İsmail Hakkı Fencioğlu is a true master of Turkish music. He's a rare talent whose soaring vocals and fleet fingered oud playing conjure images of the Bosphorus at sunset and truly transport the listener to a different time and place. Together with composer, pianist and harmonicist Jason Rosenblatt one of the world's premier harmonica players, disciple of Howard Levy, and an innovative composer of Jewish music whose accomplishments have been recognized by Canada Council for the Arts, Shtreiml & İsmail Hakkı Fencioğlu perform a concert of "Jewish Roots & Turkish Blues."

Through compelling original compositions and new arrangements of traditional folk melodies the ensemble explores the ancient connections between Jewish and Turkish music. The program which has been presented at concerts, festivals and venues in Canada, The U.S. and Europe has been labeled "explosive" (Halifax Chronicle Herald) and "exhilarating"(Rootsworld).

Thursday, November 7, 2013
8:00 p.m.
Goethe-Institut
170 Beacon Street, Boston