2013 Aşıklar Meclisi

asiklarmeclisiWhen I was a kid, my mother, my grandmother, female friends, relatives, any women at any age came together and had some conversation. Those are the gatherings of particularly for these conversations or, as they call it, “Hak kelamı”. “Arzuhal eyledim” and “Ela gözlerini sevdiğim dilber” are the two ‘ayet’s (verses) which strike my soul with my mother’s voice from my childhood until now. (They call Hak nefesleri as the ‘verse’ by the belief that it’s the verses of Koran that lies behind the nefes of the sihs’.)

I would like to thank the masters, my musician friends and Kalan Music for their contribution to this album with their efforts, opinions and sincerity; all my friends and my family for their support and cosiness; all minstrels and sages for their guidance and persistence in my soul; and everyone and everything inspiring my life.

 

1. Et Muvaffak Rabbena     
2. Arzuhal Eyledim     
3. Dostun Gül Cemali     
4. Ela Gözlerini Sevdiğim Dilber     
5. Ağbaba Semahı     
6. Bizim Sahraların Başı     
7. Hublar Sultanı     
8. Yolumuz Uğradı     
9. Muhammed Ali     
10. Aşıklar Meclisi     
11. Hoylucu Saldım Yemen'e     

 

Instruments:

Bağlamalar: Volkan Kaplan, Erdal Erzincan, Özlem Taner
Drum-Percussion: Özcan Gök, Ertan Keser, Arif Sağ
Violin (local): Cihan Çelik
Zurna: Emre Sinanmış
Kemança: Uğur Önür
Violin: Ezgi Yürümez,Barış Coşkuner
Viola: Hakan Polat
Cello: Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu
Keyboard: Ozan Sarıboğa

Production: Kalan Müzik
Productor – Admin: Özlem Taner
Studio: Mixhane, ASM, Elitte
Recording: Ertan Keser, Göktürk Sarvazlar, Erkan Adlin, Rıfat Vardar, Volkan Kaplan
Mix: Mayki (Murat Başaran), Rıfat Vardar
Mastering: Cem Büyükuzun
Photos of trees: Ethem Eyisan
Photography: Emir Uzun
Graphical Design: Fercan Sayılı
Press: Frs Matbaacılık