Friday, June 16, 2017

A Beautiful Time of Day: Mercan Dede and "Engewal (Twilight)"

For your listening pleasure, today's tune is by a Turkish-French musician who draws inspiration from Sufi music. 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 styles with electronic sounds, horns, dance beats and his Sufi spirituality. This song, Engewal (Twilight), is from his 2007 CD Nefes (Breath).