Latest journeys: Iran, Hungary, France and more…

Lately, my work took me to Iran, Hungary, Izmir, France and Ankara

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Family History, Develi Part 2

Onwards with Develi, a town in central Anatolia where dad originates from. This time an account of its culinary delights!

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Making of New Çeng in Need of Funding

My last çeng, the third prototype with which I have recorded “Çengnağme” album has collapsed. A new çeng will be made by a Scottish harp maker. I am looking for funds to help continue the journey of this forgotten instrement.

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Family History, Develi-part 1

I am in the process of discovering family roots, in this case a short trip to Develi, the central Anatolian town where my father originates from

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Brief Portrait of a Master

A saturday morning spent in the workshop of the legendary instrument maker, Paki Öktem

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