Tuesday, July 25, 2017

NETHERLANDS/TURKEY: Mehmet Polat New video, reviews and concert dates

 The first reviews about the new album

Ask your heart'

"A musical path where the most beautiful and transparent music was created with the unusual combination of ud, ney and kora." Music Frames, the Netherlands

“Modernist, visionary, specific, accessible and melodically strong.” Music in Belgium, Belgium

“As one walks through a garden; one will find a variety of flowers, trees, and rock formations, each different and complete in itself. But they’re all part of the same garden.” DooBeeDooBeeDoo, USA

“As delicate and pleasing to the ear as this music sounds, you still get an inescapable feeling there’s a passionate storm brewing underneath.” Mixed World Music, the Netherlands

“The album is full of sweetness and harmony.” Babelmed.net, France

“The 72-minute long album keeps you fascinated” Jazz Flits, the Netherlands

The Mehmet Polat Trio are one of the world’s most distinctive and cutting-edge groups in Middle Eastern and Turkish music. Their songs are epic and picturesque, incorporating elements of West African, Andalucian, Romany and Balkan sounds as well. Bandleader and oud virtuoso Polat can play with blazing speed if he wants, but he typically prefers a dynamically charged approach. His compositions have a cinematic sensibility that gets very dark on occasion. In this group he’s joined by kora player Dymphi Peeters and ney flutist Sinan Arat. Their show last summer at Lincoln Center was one of the most compelling concerts of the year." New York Music Daily, USA (click for the full review)

  • From the last week of July 2017 'Ask your heart' will be available in France.
  • From November 2017 'Ask your heart' will be available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Upcoming concerts:

August 18  Le Pradet "La Bayette" Côte D'azur, France

August 19   Montbrun-Les-Bains, Alpes Provence, France

August 20  Vaison La Romaine, Alpes Provence, France

August 21  Le Brusc Martin Zéde,  Côte D'azur, France

August 22  Le Lavandou,  Côte D'azur, France

August 24  Hyeres Eurosurf, Côte D'azur, France

August 25  Balaruc Les Bains, Languedoc, France

August 26  Gruissan, Aude Pyrénées Orientales, France

August 27  Brassac, Midi Pyrénées, France

August 28  Arvieu, Midi Pyrénées, France

September 15  Muziek op de Rotte Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands (tbc)

September 17  3 Oever Festival, Gendt, the Netherlands

September 30  LUCIS Midden-Oosten Cultuurmarkt, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, the Netherlands

November 4  Dutch Delta Sounds, Old roots & new routes concert series, Amstelkerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands



Bookings Germany, Austria
and Switzerland

+49 (0)641 9 48 8932

Bookings Middle East
and North Africa

Achraf El Guedgad
+212 627 421 434

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