Mediterranean Blues Trio

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Wonderfully talented Istanbul-born singer Çiğdem Aslan is joined by Greek kanun player Nikos Baimpas & Balkan music specialist Meg Hamilton to perform rembetiko and Smyrnaic music from Greece & Asia Minor, with songs in Greek & Turkish about homesickness & love.

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