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Okan Ersan: Nibiru

Read "Nibiru" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Guitarist Okan Ersan hails from Cyprus and was a featured soloist on his younger bassist brother Oytun Ersan's album Fusiolicious (Self Produced, 2019). On the outer space-inspired concept album Nibiru (named after the mythical planet) his jazz fusion quartet cooks a quite a solar storm. Each of the seven chapters charts a musical narrative related to its respective celestial theme. The album also incorporates some NASA space samples as heard at the start of the opener “Chapter I: 6EQUJ5 (Wow ...

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Take Five With Okan Ersan

Read "Take Five With Okan Ersan" reviewed by Okan Ersan

Meet Okan Ersan: Born in 1972 on the Northern part of Cyprus, Okan Ersan had the distinctive opportunity to be influenced by the melodies of the east ethnic beats and roots of the oriental Mediterranean. Following his BA degree in classical music, Ersan then blended rock and jazz to create the eclectic fusion of the grooves and exclusive sounds he platforms his music on today.Instrument(s): Guitar, piano.Teachers and/or influences? John ...


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