We rediscovered our passion for Tango with this unique project which we named ”1001 Nights Tangos” . From that point on, our ensemble has been passionate about bringing Turkish Tangos to the widest possible audience.
First Tango song was created in 1928 in Istanbul and recorded 1932 named ”Bygone”
Tenor: Ethem DEMIR
Oud: Baha YETKIN
Clarinet: Filiz SEVER
Cello: Aylin AYBEK
Piano: Yagiz ILHAN
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We established our London based ensemble in 2018 to perform various music genres which we wanted to showcase.
Our ensemble has five members:
Ethem DEMIR - Singer (Tenor)
Baha YETKIN - Oud
Filiz SEVER - Clarinet
Aylin AYBEK - Cello
Yagiz ILHAN - Piano
In our first project, we are performing Istanbul Tangos. They were originally composed by various composer from Istanbul in Turkish and specially arranged by a group member Ethem Demir for our group. These Tangos were composed between the 1920s and 1970s.
In our concert, you are going to experience the fascinating examples of Turkish Tangos.
In one song you feel ecstasy of love and in another you feel jealous.
Sometimes while you think about your memories suddenly you feel a puff of wind on your face from oriental deserts.
Sometimes you hear the desire filled steps of Tango approaching one by one and sometimes you complain your heart pounding unheard.
When you think ”last memories”, you say to yourself ”I cried so much”.
In Istanbul, every love turns into a song. Every song carries scars of Istanbul and hides its story inside. You discover them one by one as you savour their melodies..