Tag: Baha Yetkin

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Study Turkish language and culture in Central London this autumn

Whether for personal or professional reasons, there is so much to be fascinated with Turkey’s unique culture. For those wishing to explore up close, the opportunity to learn is closer than you think. Based in Maple Street, Fitzrovia in Central London, the Yunus Emre Institute (Turkey’s equivalent of the British Council) runs a host of […]

Music
Get into the festive zone Turkish-style with Fasl-i Keyf at London’s Babel Art House this weekend

Groups performing Turkish classical music (aka fasıl) in Britain are few and far between. One of the best is five-piece outfit Fasl-i Keyf, whose name means ‘fasıl delight’. If you’re in London and fancy easing yourself into the festive season a la Turkish style, they are performing in Stoke Newington, North London, on Saturday night. […]

Culture
Michalis Kouloumis and Baha Yetkin present the Classical Music of Istanbul

  A concert not to be missed performed by two master musicians specialising in the finest traditions of Ottoman classical music. Highly acclaimed Cypriot violinist Michalis Kouloumis shares the stage with distinguished Turkish oud player Baha Yetkin. Together they present a selection of early modern music that was popular in the Ottoman court. The aesthetics […]

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Learn to play Turkish style oud in London
 

For some, the oud is the “king of instruments”. Made of wood, this short-neck, pear-shaped stringed instrument is similar to a lute. Its origins date back to the earliest Arab civilisations with the instrument’s name derived from the Arabic for ‘the wood’ [al-oud]. Its popularity quickly spread and today, the oud forms a core part […]