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by Eyal Hareuveni
Israeli percussionist Yinon Muallem, whose main expertise is Middle Eastern percussion instruments such as the darbuka, def, bendir, and the Iranian zarb, decided three years ago to pursue his career in Turkey. It was a wise decision. In Istanbul, Muallem continued to refine his style under the direction of one of Turkey's foremost oud player, Yurdal Torkan, and soon joined one of the leading instrumental ensembles of Turkey, the Istanbul Sazendeleri.
Muallem's second disc, Klezmer for the Sultan ...read more