March 25, 2017 7:30-10:00PM Dolunay: Turkish and Balkan Folk Music at Crossroads
With a musical vision that is at once ethereal and grounded, Dolunay flirts with the soundscape of the Ottoman Empire, tracing its migration through Balkan villages, coaxing it across seas and oceans, and grafting it onto a Brooklyn-based backdrop. With an array of original compositions offered alongside renditions of Turkish and Rumeli standards, their music (Turkish for “full moon”) offers listeners an escape from the press of city life. By the light of the moon, bits of the Rumeli soul mingle with the diverse musical and linguistic influences of violinist Eylem Basaldi, oud player Adam Good, and singer/percussionist Jenny Luna to create a sound world that is uniquely New York.
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143