Voices from the East: Turkish oud and ney

Voices from the East: Turkish oud and ney

Central Harlem

Sat, March 18, 2023 7:00 PM, EDT

0 of 17 spots available
And 2 on waitlist
Vaccine policy
COVID vaccine not required
Testing policy
COVID testing not required
This is an indoor event
Mask policy
Masks are not required
Greeter checks
Greeter will confirm safety precautions
If you feel sick, stay home
Drinking policy
Don't bring your own drinks
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible
Kid-friendly event

This is a groupmuse

A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.


Ulkar A. Superhost

I'm looking forward to hosting Murat Keyder and Eren Erdogan who will play as a duo, with Murat on Oud and Eren on Ney/Kaval. They will be playing a medley of traditional tunes from Turkey and surrounding regions mixed in with their own improvisations.

Doors open at 7 pm, music will start around 7:30 pm.

My apartment is a spacious studio in Central Harlem, with plenty of comfy floor pillows and chairs. I will also provide light refreshments. This is a no-shoes apartment, please take your shoes off upon entering.

Can't wait to see you all and enjoy amazing music together!

Performers' bios:

Murat Keyder is a Turkish-American musician living in NYC. He started playing guitar and oud when he was a teenager. He has a deep love of traditional music from Turkey and the surrounding regions, which he plays on the oud. He also writes original music on both instruments that mixes various types of Turkish and Western music. He released his first solo album of original music called "Ruya" in 2019 which can be heard on all streaming platforms, and he is currently working on more recordings of both original music and interpretations of traditional music on the Oud. He performs regularly throughout the NYC area and teaches students on both instruments.

Eren Erdogan was born in Turkey in a family of musicians. He started playing Kaval at the age of 11. He completed his master's degree in Instrument Education and Master's degree at Istanbul HaliƧ University Traditional Turkish Music Conservatory. In 2009, he released his first solo album, Kaval Name, together with pianist and composer Ali Akacca. In this album, classical music songs were played with Kaval for the first time in Turkey and published by Universal Music. In 2011, he won The Hollywood Music in Media Awards with his Turkish musician friends in Los Angeles and performed live music. In 2016, he performed with Deborah Carter and Linley Marthe at the Azerbaijan Baku Jazz Festival. He gave many performances at the Istanbul Akbank Jazz Festival. Between 2006 and 2014, he performed as an instrumentalist in folk dance festivals in Turkey and all over Europe. He has been accompanying Kaval, Ney, Kawala, Zurna, Balaban and other ethnic wind instruments in the albums, movie soundtracks and studio recordings of many artists since 2008. In 2019, he made woodwind sound samples for Splice Music Company as a sound creator.

What's the music?

We will be playing a medley of traditional tunes from Turkey and surrounding regions.


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