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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

10 Ratings

My Istanbul

Ermalinho,

If you've been to Istanbul, than purchase this album, close your eyes while you're listening and think of the wonder that is the great city of the Sultans!! It will get you high in nostalgia, and makes you wanna buy a plane ticket and go have "cay and simit" for breakfast while playing "tavla" by the Bosphorus. My 5 stars go to "Engewal", Mercan Dede outdid himself with this one

Istanbul twilight

nelsalma,

As an earlier reviewer wrote, "...close your eyes and listen...", it will take you to the memories of the ancient city.
But for me it takes me to the Mideast in general, too, experiencing not only the people, the markets, but the mornings at dawn and dusk in the evening. It captures the powerful emotions connected with millennia of living (and dying) experiences. What subtle power these musicians have to convey the spiritual experiences through their understanding of what strings to pull and pluck. The music they provide us is reflecting real earthly phenomena, but it manages to transcend even that accomplishment.

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