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SAKINA
About "SAKINA & ROYE MA - Gul U Xwin - Blood And Roses - Live"
Song about the embattled homeland of the Kurds.
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Music & Lyrics: Mihemed Seyxo
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SAKINA & ROYE MA: MESOPOTAMIAN CROSSROADS

WORLD MUSIC FROM TURKEY, ARMENIA AND KURDISTAN

SAKINA & ROYE MA take their audience on a journey into ancient and new Mesopotamia. With sensitivity and poignancy they revive new worlds of sound from their region.
The Quartett take their audience on a journey into ancient and new Mesopotamia. With sensitivity and poignancy they revive new worlds of sound from their region. The ballads and melodies reflect the life in their native country and the suffering and melancholy of the people, while honoring their hopes and dreams. SAKINA combines regional styles of singing with traditional and experimental techniques, interpretive, contemporary, ever searching for new ways. SAKINA has a story to tell, the timbre of her voice impresses and convinces. Her life is further comfirmation. Having grown up in a musical family, the mystical sounds of her alevitic environment engaged her interest very early, followed by classical music, Jazz and Latin-American sounds. EMRAH OGUZTÜRK is recognized as an virtuoso for middle eastern wind instruments who plays the Mey and Zurna as well as the Kaval and Duduk. He is also at home with the Greek gaida. KORAY BERAT SARI and ORKUN AGIR are adept in building an musical bridge with Saz and Guitar between tradition and modernity; virtuous, uncompromising, always trusting new intuitions.

About
Sakina was born into a Kurdish Alevite family in the small town of Varto in Turkey. As a teenager she started singing with Turkish choirs and bands, but it wasn’t until she entered university that she became acquainted with Kurdish musical traditions and set out to defy cultural assimilation. In 1991 she joined the Mespotamian Cultural Centre in Istanbul, a proponent of Kurdish culture, a... more
Genre
world, ethno, fusion, jazz
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