Masha Vahdat (photo Tahmineh Monzavi)

Masters of Anatolia

The Secret Ensemble, Mahsa Vahdat + Coşkun Karademir
Sun 11 Feb 2024 20:30 - 21:45
Sun 11 Feb 2024
20:30 - 21:45
  • Sun 11 Feb 2024
    20:30 - 21:45
    Excl. drankje
    Grote Zaal


Sufi music from Anatolia


Mahsa Vahdat vocals
Coşkun Karademir bağlama, kopuz, vocals

The Secret Ensemble:
Muhammed Ceylan ney
Emre Sınanmış duduk
Murat Süngü cello
Derya Türkan kemençe
Ömer Arslan percussion 
Burak Çakır percussion

Iranian singer meets groundbreaking Turkish ensemble

“We came to Earth to unite, not to separate.” Under this age-old motto of the Persian poet Rumi, Coşkun Karademir and The Secret Ensemble bring the beautiful voice of Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat to the fore. The ensemble stands for unity and peace and is a meeting of musical souls that transcends boundaries between traditions and beliefs. Together, Karademir and Vahdat show how logical the mix of Turkish and Persian music can be.

Masha Vahdat is not allowed to sing in her native country, but did sing earlier this season for a sold-out Muziekgebouw with Amsterdam Sinfonietta. With The Secret Ensemble she achieved international acclaim with the album Kuşların Çağrısı (The Call of the Birds), selected as 'Top of the World Album' by the authoritative magazine Songlines. The ensemble is led by Coşkun Karademir, an absolute master of the Turkish string instrument bağlama.