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Burak Kaya: Climate Change

Read "Climate Change" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Turkish guitarist Burak Kaya's Climate Change is a socially conscious album with a definite political theme. It does not, however, “scream" its civic message boisterously or with an aggressive style. Instead, its nine originals unfurl with a peaceful yet gripping feel and pastel colored hues with a memorable vibe.

The dramatic “Gezi Park," named after ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Yinon Muallem: Klezmer for the Sultan

Read "Klezmer for the Sultan" reviewed 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 ...