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This crystalline recording captures a 2011 concert by the Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor on kamancheh, a traditional spike fiddle, and his Anatolian counterpart Erdal Erzincan on baglama, a form of Eastern Mediterranean lute.

The two men build off a series of traditional Persian and Turkish tunes, punctuated with breathstopping improvised passages with roots centuries old, culminating in 10 minutes of ‘Intertwining Melodies’ from both cultures.

Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan

Kula Kulluk Yakişir Mi

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