חאן החמור הלבן, צבי לבנון 5, צפת, 13201, Israel
A contemporary take on songs of the troubadours of Anatolia.
Dafna Shahin (Berlin / Istanbul) – vocals
Guy Mintus (New York) – piano
With special guest: Eyal Yahav – Cello
Ashik (Love or In Love) is the name given to Turkish folk singers, travelling bards who roamed from village to village sharing their songs and accompanying themselves on the baglama (Turkish lute). These songs, which were constructed around repetitive melodies, short verses and simple poetic language, dwelt on topics of love, devotion, Truth and the struggles of daily life.
Duo Ashik was born out of great love and respect for these songs and the desire to present them in the new light of our time. Dafna and Guy met in New York as part of their studies in the jazz department of the Manhattan School of Music, and since then have been developing the project, which has already been performed in New York, Berlin and Istanbul. Daphne and Guy’s ethno-jazz interpretations have a subtle rhythmic and harmonic groove, which strives to bring out the hidden meanings of the texts.
The two will be joined by cellist Eyal Yahav, a sensitive and talented musician whose playing combines many qualities of Mediterranean culture.
Thursday, November 16
Doors Open 20:00
Show starts around 21:00
Free admission — Donations from your heart to the Magic Hat are gratefully welcomed and go directly to the artists.