Monday, April 27, 2015

Raise a Goblet: Misirli Ahmet and "Meçhul"

Today's random song, Meçhul, is by Turkish darbuka virtuoso Misirli Ahmet. Ahmet's music is influenced by Indian, Latin American and Arabic music, as well as jazz. First self-taught, he refined his playing style in France and Egypt where he developed a unique split-fingered technique that allowed him to play at very quick tempos. He has worked with many musicians from around the world. Meçhul can be found on the compilation album Homegrown Istanbul, Vol. 1 (2006).