Posted by: bluesyemre | December 27, 2021

Anatolian Ashik (Roots Revival Series & Petra Nachtmanova Full Concert in Vienna)

Live performance of the first season of Roots Revival Series, dedicated to the interpretation of Anatolian Ashik music. Odeon Theater in Vienna, 18th November 2021. Roots Revival ensemble: Helene Glüxam – contrabass Nora Thiele – percussion David Six – piano Mehdi Aminian – ney, setar, vocal Ashik representative: Petra Nachtmanova – Saz, dotar, vocals “Roots Revival Series – Anatolia – Ashik” is the first performance of a long-term series of performances with the goal to promote the world’s musical diversity and heritage. Initiated and developed by Mehdi Aminian and Ioana Aminian, this series is the result of a collaboration between Roots Revival and Odeon Theater in Vienna. Roots Revival respects your right to an uninterrupted viewing and listening experience. However, we count on your kind support and donations to make this series possible in the long term. To donate, click on the link bellow:…

The line-up of this performance : 00:36 – “Seher yeli nazlı yare” by Kul Ahmet – arranged by Mehdi Aminian 09:13 – “Arix” – arranged by Helene Glüxam 14:27 – “Dünyada tükenmez Murat var imiş” by Aşık Veysel – arranged by Nora Thiele 24:08 – “Moria (op.103)” – A composition by David Six – a tribute to the “Moria camp”, and all the abandoned human beings and their sufferings – the original version: 35:06 – Percussion solo by Nora Thiele 41:40 – “Gökte uçan telli turnam” – traditional Anatolian song arranged by the ensemble 45:47 – Bağışla beni by Nesimi Çimen – arranged for dotar & piano 50:00 – “Bahar” (1st take) – a composition by Mehdi Aminian – A tribute to Mir 53:06 – “Bahar” (2nd take) – a composition by Mehdi Aminian – A tribute to Mir – the poem by Ahmet Arif 01:04:17 – “Karadır kaşların” by Zaralı Halil – arranged for vocal and ney 01:07:19 – “Ey aşk eri” – music by Ruhi Su, lyrics by Yunus Emre – arranged by David Six 01:15:00 – the Encore – “Gökte uçan telli turnam” – traditional Anatolian song arranged by the ensemble

This project aims to promote the musical heritage of underrepresented genres from different parts of the world through a unique and innovative approach and enable unmediated perspectives in other cultures.

​In the first year we will focus on the Anatolian music cultures in three seasons (1. Ashik music; 2. Anatolian Kurdish music; 3. spiritual music of the Alevis). This first season is dedicated to the Ashik music represented by Petra Nachtmanova, musician and expert on Ashik and Alevi music and poetry. In an artistic dialogue that connects different musical traditions, Petra Nachtmanova and the Roots Revival Ensemble performed a diverse Anatolian Ashik repertoire.

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For more info about Roots Revival series visit:…

Odeon Theater
Stadt Wien Kultur
Aleviten Österreich
LEBENSZEICHEN! – Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker Österreich
Morgenland Festival
Folkholidays Festival

Simon Zauner
Christian Deix

Simon Zauner

Live sound and recording:
Urdyl Bauer

Mix and mastering:
Alex Nicolai

Technical support:
Hamid Ahmadi

Project assistant:
Delfina Zabaleta

Thanks to:
Max Kaufmann
Odeon Staff
Özgür Turak
Nadine Papai
Horst Watzl
Alevi community of Austria
Romina Matei
Mario Mattiazzo
Michael Dreyer
Michal Schmidt
Anika von Hof
Katrin Pröll
Eva Gamsjäger
Deyvi Papo

Project financed by:
Odeon Theater
Stadt Wien Kultur
LEBENSZEICHEN! – Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker Österreich

Project developers:
Ioana Aminian
Mehdi Aminian

Roots Revival ©
2021 – Vienna

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