Saturday, February 20, 2010

Omar Faruk Tekbilek on Link TV

I came across this great Link TV interview of Omar Faruk Tekbilek.

Omar Faruk and his brother Haci, along with Ismet Siral and Murat Verdi, were part of the CMS Turkish connection that thrilled so many CMS participants in the early eighties.

In Music Universe, Music Mind, Adam Rudolph refers to the Sufi/Mandingo melding of musics that he and Hamid Drake enjoyed with the Turkish musicians as "magic moments."

Our friend Dost Kip from Istanbul has been working to put together a film about the CMS Turkish connection and has also managed to put together at least one CMS-style workshop in Istanbul.

I haven't heard from Dost in quite a while, so I'm not sure how things are going over there. If you're in Istranbul, be sure to look him up and tell him I said hey.

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