Most Productions UK Presents
featuring Mehmet Erdem
Kardeş Türküler is a renowned music project with a varying line-up that plays traditional songs in all the original spoken languages of Turkey. The band was founded in 1993 by a group of students in the Folklore Club of the Boğaziçi University in Istanbul with the goal of fraternizing and celebrating all the different ethnic cultures and different believes in Anatolia, Mesopotamia and Balkans. Their repertoire consists of songs in Turkish, Armenian, Kurdish, Circussian, Arabic, Macedonian, Roma and many more languages. The band performed at numerous world music festivals in Europe, including Amsterdam Roots, Stimmen in the German city of Lörrach and surrounding towns, the Oslo World Music Festival and Istanbul Ekspres in Gent, Holland Festival in Amsterdam.
Kardeş Türküler pays special attention their own cultural contexts, the group expresses the hope of living together in fraternity in a region with many different cultures. They gave concerts in 10 different countries of Europe, in Australia, in USA, Iraq, Syria and Armenia more than 90 concerts and reached more than 1.5 million audiences in its concerts.
The band has 6 albums and 2 soundtrack albums released by Kalan Music label. Kardes Turkuler released a new album named “Yol”-The Road” in September 2017 and will celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2018.
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