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Ismail Fencioglu & Shtreiml, NYC, 11 Dec 2012

Ismail FenciogluIsmail Fencioglu & Shtreiml

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 8:00-9:00pm
85 Ave A,
New York, New York 10009
More info on Facebook
Tickets online: http://www.ticketfly.com/

Enchanting, virtuosic, ornate – Ismail Fencioglu is a true master of Turkish music. He has mesmerized Canadian, European and Turkish audiences with his fleet-fingered oud playing, soaring tenor vocals and encyclopedic knowledge of the classical Turkish music repertoire. A graduate of the State Conservatory of Istanbul Technical University, he has performed throughout Turkey both live and on television with other masters of the genre, including Alaeddin Yavasca, Bekir Sidki Sezgin, Erkan Ogur and Tulin Yakarcelik. Residing now in Montreal, Canada, Ismail has partnered with high-energy, blues-rock inspired klezmer group Shtreiml to perform a set of "Turkish Roots & Jewish Blues." Through compelling original compositions and new arrangements of traditional folk melodies, the ensemble explores the ancient connections between Jewish and Turkish music. Joined by harmonica innovator Jason Rosenblatt (harmonica, keys), Rachel Lemisch (trombone), Thierry Arsenault (drums) and Joel Kerr (bass) the group's set has been labeled "explosive" (Halifax Chronicle Herald) and "exhilarating" (Rootsworld).

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