London Yunus Emre Institute hosted kopuz and baglama master musician Coşkun Karademir at the concert called Woven Sounds on Monday, April 11, 2022. Karademir presented a bunch of examples of outstanding works of Turkish Folk Music with his kopuz, a fretless Central Asian stringed instrument that is the ancestor of the baglama.
The award-winning artist, who presented the audience with an unforgettable music feast, accompanied his folk songs with his kopuz, which touched the hearts with its timbre in this concert, where he performed the most beautiful pieces of Turkish Folk Music.
UNFORGETTABLE EXAMPLES OF TURKISH FOLK MUSIC
Continuing to present local Turkish folk music to listeners of world music by bringing together solo, duo, quartet and ensemble projects as well as poetry and music in his own words fed by the Anatolian schools, Coşkun Karademir gave place to unforgettable examples of Turkish folk music in the concert. The artist performed beautiful Turkish works such as ‘Uzun İnce bir Yoldayım’, ‘Dostum’, ‘Ne Ağlarsın Benim Zülfü Siyahım’, ‘Güzelliğin On Para Etmez’, ‘Leyla’, ‘Deli Gönül Feryat Etme’, ‘Gafil Gezme Şaşkın’, ‘Şu Benim Deli Gönlüm’, ‘Medet Sevdiğim’ in the concert.
ROM YUNUS EMRE TO HACI BEKTAŞ VELİ, PİR SULTAN ABDAL TO AŞIK VEYSEL
Bringing together the works of Anatolia’s mystics and minstrels, from Yunus Emre to Hacı Bektaş Veli, from Pir Sultan Abdal to Aşık Veysel, with people from different cultures, Karademir collaborated with important musicians from Turkey and different countries on unique projects, always keeping his musical line on a deeper and universal line.
Karademir, as an artist who has achieved topping the charts for weeks with Turkish folk music that is different from the usual genre of music on the European Music charts with his albums collaborates on unique projects with important names in the field of music from Turkey and different countries. The artist is collaborating with many artists from Norway to Spain, Iran to Ireland.
During the concert, the audience sometimes accompanied the lively pieces with applause and sometimes accompanied the intense emotions in the sad pieces with tears. On this rather beautiful Ramadan evening, listeners occasionally accompanied the works performed by the artist by singing.