Sounds of Bosphorus echo at NY concert
NEW YORK - Anatolia News Agency
The concert took place at the Symphony Space performing arts center in NY.AA photo“Makam New York,” a non-profit organization, held a concert named “Sounds of the Bosphorus” in New York on April 4. The concert took place at the Symphony Space performing arts center in Manhattan, where Turkish and foreign music lovers joined together.
Ahmet Erdoğdular, the founder of the non-profit organization, performed as vocalist and percussionist, Ross Daly on the lyre and self constructed tarragon, Yurdal Tokcan on the ud and Omer Erdoğdular on ney.
Erdoğdular said that Makam New York was established in 2011 and that the interest in the seminars at the Turkish Music Institute Workshops was growing by the day. He said that music lovers from across America, Australia and Canada had applied to learn about Turkish music, adding that 80 percent of them were not Turkish.
Makam New York supports and offers Turkish classical and Sufi music concerts and has a mission to promote the creation, performance and appreciation of Ottoman Turkish music and arts. It serves the artistic community and the general public by providing research, education, and the presentation of music and arts based on, and inspired by, Ottoman Turkish heritage.