folk songs of anatolia WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE
Meet our Master Musician:
Karadeli is a performer and teacher of the long-necked Anatolian lute Baglama. For more than 40 years, he has taught at the renowned Istanbul Technical University State Conservatory for Turkish Music and in his private studio. He has given numerous concerts and workshops in countries including Norway, Finland, Russia, Germany, Libya, Denmark, Austria, England, and Switzerland. A frequent performer on radio and television programs in Turkey, he has taken the stage with renowned folk music artists including Nida and Neriman Altındağ Tüfekçi, Arif Sağ, Yavuz Top, Mehmet Erenler, Ali Ekber Çiçek, Musa Eroğlu, Can Etili and Hüseyin Turan. Among the hundreds of students he has mentored, several have gone on to achieve fame as folk music artists in their own right, including Erdal Erzincan, Cengiz Özkan, Zara, Sevcan Orhan, and Ahmet Arslan.
Meet our Guest Artist:
be a part of ASHIK ENSEMBLE
Ashik Ensemble is a community of music enthusiasts who gather frequently to share their love for Music from Anatolian region through intimate practice sessions and special performances for the wider Bay Area community. They honor the improvisational tradition of music from the region, allowing themselves to be inspired by the musical muses that arise from the bonds they have formed in their circle. Their approach to music seeks to unite people from diverse backgrounds and to capture the local essence of their audience. Their repertoire includes folk songs in different languages. In every workshop, new members are joining the vibe!
Saz Master Sendogan Karadeli will lead a workshop series (4 workshops) which will culminate into a performance.
The repertoire is mostly in Turkish, however we are growing out to include Kurdish and Armenian folk songs in this workshop.
We are calling all instrumentalists and singers, music lovers, dancers... Bring your instruments and heart, come join us!
And...Get the chance to perform on stage with a Turkish Saz Master at Ashkenaz!
Do not forget to register... Drop-ins welcome.
November 7, Tuesday 7-9 pm
November 12, Sunday 4-6 pm
November 14, Tuesday 7-9 pm
November 18, Saturday 1-4 pm
This workshop will lead to a final performance of participants with Sendogan Karadeli and Imamyar Hasanov - guest artist- at the Bay Area's world music hub Ashkenaz.
MEET OUR GUEST ARTIST
Imamyar Hasanov Azerbaijani American Kamancha Master Imamyar Hasanov is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on kamancha and for his versatility as an arranger, performer, and instructor bridging the vast divide between his traditional scales and those of other cultures.
Having impressive credentials, he leads the field with his experience and vision to catapult Azerbaijani music onto the world stage. As an artist of impeccable character, Mr. Hasanov is a uniquely gifted musician with numerous achievements in fostering the vitality and public appreciation of Azerbaijani traditional music also fostering cross-cultural collaborations.
Mr. Hasanov has not only contributed to the preservation of Azerbaijani traditional music, but has created a body of work which has brought this music to the forefront of both the classical and world music fields.
November 19, 2023, Sunday 7-10 pm
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, or just “Ashkenaz”, is a 50-year-old music venue and dance hall in the heart of West Berkeley. The venue holds decades of stories of community members — composed of dancers, musicians, audience members, volunteers, and staff, both past and present — who have found themselves drawn to this unique building and the music that lives within.
When you enter Ashkenaz, you will find yourself on 1500sq ft of wooden dance floor of the main hall, where we have hosted dances and performances from numerous cultures from across the globe. As you wait in line, you will notice our unusual Cafe, custom-built by the founder of Ashkenaz, David Nadel, and his friends. If you look up, you will also see custom-built stained glass throughout the main hall and through the rest of the building.
is organized by:
ANA+, as part of the In ASHIK SERIES program. UNESCO commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of poet-musician-bard Ashik Veysel in 2023. Turkey recognized this year as the year of Ashik Veysel. ANA+ commits to organizing concerts, research projects, lectures, film screenings, and workshops on Ashik Veysel and Ashik Culture. Recognizing the diversity of ASHIK Tradition in Anatolia, ANA+ will also explore the lineage of Women Ashiks; Ashik cultures in Armenian, Greek, Kurdish, and other communities, past and present. ANA+ is an interdisciplinary platform for events+research+education, bringing diverse arts and cultures of Anatolia to the Bay Area and beyond.