Fri March 26, 2021

Sakina & Friends (TK/IR/ESP/A)

Sakina Teyna: vocals
Mahan Mirarab: guitar
Efe Turumtay: violin
Oscar AntolÍ: clarinet
Jörg Mikula: percussion

We start the live-stream (real time, stream is not on demand!) about 1/2 h before the show starts. By clicking on "Now Live" a window opens, where you can watch the concert free of charge and without any registration. If you want, you can support this project with "Pay as you wish". Thank you & welcome to the (virtual) club!

The Kurdish singer Sakina Teyna (Trio Mara, Anatolian Quartet etc.) embodies Anatolian music traditions as different blossoms of a common tree: with tenderness, compassion and eruptive dynamic, she empowers Turkish, Armenian, Persian and her own songs in all the Kurdish languages, modestly flowing with western harmonies laced with strains of Jazz and Latin. In doing so she permeates layers of the soul unknown to occident nor orient. In her adopted home Vienna she has gathered together a choice band, each one a master and an aficionado in his subject: the Persian Jazz-Wizard Mahan Mirarab at guitars and setar, the Turkish violinist Efe Turumtay, the clarinet player Oscar Antoli and the always orient affine percussionist Jörg Mikula. From her roots as a political Kurdish activist, Sakina Teyna embodies Kurdish consciousness fitting in this age with her timeless chansons, which in the teeth of all obstacles and in a feminine, sophisticated and anti nationalistic way, rescues a common Anatolian past, restoring a human future. A future in which we can all participate!