|23 Sep 2018|
|San Francisco, CA|
Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents world-renowned contemporary singer and musician of Kurdish ancestry from Turkey, Aynur Doğan. Join us for an evening of Aynur’s soulful music, accompanied by Cemîl Qoçgîrî on tenbûr and Salman Gambarov on piano.
“To hear Aynur’s voice is to hear the transformation of all the layers of human joy and suffering into one sound. It reaches so deep into our soul, tears into our hearts, and then we are for one moment, joined as one. It is unforgettable.” – Yo-Yo Ma
About Aynur Doğan:
Over the years Aynur has become one of the most well known musicians from Turkey and a representative for the Kurdish people. Her vocal style and her albums have been praised by international media. Her albums are bestsellers in the genre of Kurdish folk music.
Aynur’s music is based on traditional Kurdish folk songs, some at least 300 years old. Her lyrics are about the life and suffering of Kurdish people, and in particular, Kurdish women. Musically, she tries to blend Kurdish with Western music, creating her own style and interpreting her traditional repertoire in a modern and fresh way.
She has collaborated with famous musicians and bands including world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Kayhan Kalhor, Javier Limón, among others. She also appeared in Fatih Akın’s documentary movie “İstanbul Hatırası / Köprüyü Geçmek-Crossing the bridges” as a singer, and also appeared in the documentary about Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, “The Music of Strangers,” directed by Morgan Neville and released in 2015. Artist website: http://aynurdogan.net/
“She is a reason to love live music for centuries.” – Javier Limón
Cemîl Qoçgîrî – Tenbûr
Salman Gambarov – Piano