Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beautiful Twilight: Mercan Dede and "Engewal"

Sorry folks...had an internet outage tonight so this is short. Today's tune is by a Turkish-French musician who draws inspiration from Sufi music for your listening pleasure today. Mercan Dede is also known as DJ Arkin Allen, and is a composer, player of the ney (a Turkish flute) and the bendir (a hand drum). He fuses traditional Turkish acoustic music and other eastern musics with electronic sounds, horns, dance beats and his Sufi spirituality. Engewal, (Twilight), is from his 2007 CD Nefes (Breath).