Mehmet Polat Trio

Mehmet Polat Trio

 

The Mehmet Polat Trio is a spiritual yet adventurous meeting of three masters and their magical instruments: the ney, kora and ud. With roots in Ottoman, Anatolian, Balkan and West-African traditions, the trio is sure to surprise. Original compositions are coloured by daring improvisations and grooves, in an introspective, chamber-recital atmosphere. After studying music in his native Turkey, Mehmet Polat (who now lives in the Netherlands) discovered the inner world and spiritual side of the African music. He was touched especially the timbre of kora. With kora as the earth element, ud as space, and ney as air, the idea of the trio was born. Each musician has ample room to improvise, as three musical sensibilities work together with an understanding that transcends cultural divides,

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