Sa 4 December 2021 | 19:00 | ADEM Montbrillant, Genève
For reasons beyond our control, the Bulgarian music concert and workshops are cancelled
The duet of the zurna oboe and the davul drum is one of the most popular instrumental pieces in the Balkan-Turkish repertoire. These two instruments appear to be inseparable both in their sonic vigour and their expressive power. For generations, those who play them have juggled modal improvisation (taksim) with the themes of popular music. The musicians invited tonight are recognised as some of the greatest masters of this art, both in Bulgaria and internationally.
Descended from a long line of zurnadji (zurna players), son of the legendary Demtchuk Kurtov, Samir Kurtov embodies the soul of Balkan zurna today. In addition to his many performances on concert stages around the world, he travels tirelessly "on the ground" throughout Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey to play at weddings and various rituals (carnival, wrestling competitions etc.). This is a necessary condition for him to continue to drink from the sources of tradition, i.e. to maintain links with the inhabitants of these countries - the spirit of the dance, the conviviality of the festivals - which nourish his inspiration.
Samir Kurtov will be in dialogue with davul master Martin Dimitrov and singer Demir Kurtov (Samir Kurtov trio).
Samir Kurtov: zurna
Martin Dimitrov: davul
Demir Kurtov: zurna
In collaboration with the FACE Z Festival
The Samir Kurtov trio will give a concert on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 10pm at "Pneu" as part of the Face Z festival.
Sa 4 December 2021 | 19:00
DATES & VENUES
Saturday 4th :
13h30 – 15h30 : Percussion with Martin Dimitrov
13h30 – 15h30: Zurna and tunes with Samir and Demir Kurtov
16h00 - 18h00: Danse with Dimitar Bogdanov, accompanied by the Samir Kurtov trio
More info in the STAGES section
19h - 20h: Samir Kurtov trio
T : +41 (0) 22 919 04 94
INFO COVID 19 :
Attention: limited capacity.
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Health pass and mask are required.
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