Date(s) - 01/11/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Interview & concert
Wereld muziek: Muziek uit verschillende hoeken van de wereld.
‘Wereldmuziek in de wijk’ is een initiatief van Stichting Connecting Strings en de Meevaart. De gastheer van de reeks programma’s is Mehmet Polat.
Ons doel is om een oprechte introductie te geven van verschillende muziek tradities uit de wereld in een informele sfeer.
Dit evenement vind elke eerste woensdag van de maand plaats met elke keer een andere gastmuzikant of ensemble. De gast wordt geïnterviewd over zijn of haar muziekstijl en zal een live concert geven.
Locatie: De Meevaart, Balistraat 48A, Amsterdam.
Deurs open: 18.30
Language spoken on the Nov 1st will be English but Dutch will be used to engage any non-English speaking audience members as well.
Guest musician of the Flamenco on November 1st: Yota Baron (Greece/The Netherlands)
Yota “Baron” was born in Serres (northern Greece). Her influences since her childhood included traditional Greek music, as almost half of her family were street musicians. She was raised in an institution for children, were she learned Byzantine Music (songs and hymns composed to the ecclesiastical forms). She studied Economics and Accounting at TEI of Athens.
She began flamenco dancing in 2000. She attended courses with famous maestros of flamenco dancing like Israel Galvan, Javier Baron, Rosario Toledo, Mercedes Ruiz, Blanca del Rey, Joaquin Grilo, Leonor Leal in both Greece and Spain. She started studying flamenco singing in 2005 with the intention to comprehend in-depth the communication between song-music and dance. In the same year, she sang for the first time alongside Maria Mortilla Gomez at the show of the “Estrella” dance studio.
She later began attending intensive classes in Spain and Greece with maestros like Rafael de Utrera, David Lagos, Jesus Corbacho, Jeromo Segura, Mercedes Cortes, Rosa de Algeciras etc. Full bio at http://www.yotabaron.com/
Host: Mehmet Polat (Turkey/The Netherlands)
Mehmet Polat is an accomplished ud player, composer, ensemble leader and soloist who tours internationally. From Africa to India, Persia to the Balkans, Contemporary to Jazz, he has been combining various musical genres with his Alevi Spiritual, Anatolian Folk and Ottoman classical music background. Through his improvisations, compositions and his own take on a variety of musical styles, Mehmet is constantly searching for new musical paths and inspiration. After many years of research, he invented his own technique to advance beyond the limitations of his traditional instrument. With this new left hand technique, he can play more advanced and modern pieces. He has also designed an ud with two extra bass strings to broaden the range and function of his instrument. More info at www.mehmetpolat.net
* The project is supported by the municipality of Amsterdam, Stadsdeel Oost.