Mehmet Polat Trio Concert


The Sea of Glass - Center for the Arts
330 E. 7th St.
85705 Tucson , AZ


Tue, 08/30/2016 - 7:00pm to Sat, 06/25/2022 - 4:20am


The Mehmet Polat Trio is a spiritual yet adventurous meeting of three virtuosos of magical instruments: Ney, Kora and Oud. With roots in the Ottoman, ancient Anatolian, Balkan and West African music traditions, the trio welcomes listeners with its musical authenticity. The original compositions are colored by daring improvisations and grooves, presented in an atmosphere of chamber music. The Mehmet Polat Trio invites its audiences on a sincere musical journey from the traditional past to an innovative present.

Mehmet Polat was born and raised in Urfa, Turkey, and studied Ottoman music in Istanbul. His new approach to Oud playing and his broadened vision towards music making brought him to Amsterdam in 2007, where he collaborated and experimented with many other musicians from around the world. After completing his conservatory studies of Indian music and self-studies of Persian, Arabic, Flamenco and other musical styles, Polat discovered the inner world and spiritual side of the African music. He was touched especially the timbre of Kora. With Kora as the earth element, Oud as space and Ney as air, the idea of Mehmet Polat Trio was born.

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