Wed / 28 Jun / 18.00
Lebanon / Egypt / Turkey / USA
Mazen Kerbaj, trumpet, mezmar ; Umut Çağlar, reeds, flutes; Sam Shalabi, oud, electric guitar; Sharif Sehnaoui, electric guitar; Maurice Louca, organ; Tony Elieh, electric bass; Michael Zerang, drums, percussion
Liberated new music in a Near East context – this is just a vague description that doesn’t begin to do justice to Karkhana, a rare musical delicacy that combines some of the most innovative players from Cairo, Beirut and Istanbul, a hand-picked team of consummate improvisers and activist musicians. Reflecting the fluidity of newly emerging music trends, Karkhana harnesses improvisation to its full potential, giving voice to textures and harmonies whose entrancing power will appeal to both discerning and casual listeners.
CD Club, EUR 16, 12* (Double Concerto)
Day pass EUR 22, 15*
Festival pass EUR 90, 70*; holders of the Cankarjevi torki membership card EUR 58
Festival pass bonus: free Clean Feed CD