Renowned Turkish musician Coşkun Karademir will weave a rich and mystical Anatolian soundscape for those attending Monday night’s central London concert.
“Türküleri anladım hangi dilde söylenirse söylensin”
(I understand Turkish Folk Music in any language it is sung)
Nazim Hikmet Ran, Türküler
Performing Turkish folk music on his kopuz (a Turkic fretless stringed instrument), Karademir will present a storied tapestry of musical threads that encompass the turquoise shores of the Mediterranean, the dark reds of the Aegean, and the earth greens of the Black Sea.
For centuries the Ottoman Empire was a mosaic of different ethnicities and cultures that together formed a huge musical legacy. The songs of this era reflect a love of sound and universal emotions that continue to transcend time and communities.
Karademir, an award-winning artist with immense knowledge of Anatolia’s diverse folk music traditions, will sing and perform a medley of Turkish folk songs that convey the depth, strength, and richness of a land with a long and deep history.
About Coşkun Karademir
Learning from countless Anatolian musical masters, Coşkun Karademir is a bağlama and kopuz virtuoso who has devoted himself to folk and mystical music, releasing unforgettable albums in both genres. With a variety of solo, duo, quartet and ensembles, Karademir continues to present Anatolian musical textures to world music audiences.
Blending his own work with that of great Sufis and âşıks (minstrels) who have left an indelible mark on hearts throughout history, Karademir lovingly crafts his own original art.
He collaborates with extraordinarily successful artists in their fields from Turkiye and around the world to produce original projects, as well as instrumental works, albums and concerts, and composed music for films and television series. Karademir has also received awards and recognition as an outstanding musical director for several albums.
Join Karademir in delving into Anatolia’s heartfelt musical expression and be part of a conversation in the universal language of music at the Yunus Emre Institute in London. Tickets are available online.
Event: Anatolia’s Woven Sounds Concert | Coşkun Karademir
Date: Monday 11 April 2022
Venue: 10 Maple Street, London, W1T 5HA
Admission and tickets: £10. Tickets can be obtained via Eventbrite link
For more information on Coşkun Karademir and his music, visit his website here.