Carnegie Hall Presents

World Views

Brilliantly diverse music from three continents is performed by stellar musicians. An exciting double bill with Derek Gripper and Trio da Kali presents two great African musical traditions. Singer Ahmet Erdoğdular preserves and promotes the classical vocal style from Ottoman Turkey, while Irish group Lúnasa and special guest singer Karan Casey put on an exciting seisún that shows why they are Celtic music superstars.
November 12, 2016
Derek Gripper
Trio Da Kali
February 17, 2017
The Ahmet Erdogdular Classical Turkish Music Ensemble
March 3, 2017
Lúnasa and Karan Casey

Derek Gripper
Trio Da Kali

Zankel Hall
Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 8:45 PM

Performers

Derek Gripper, Guitar
Trio Da Kali
·· Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, Vocals
·· Lassana Diabaté, Balafon
·· Mamadou Kouyaté, Bass Ngoni
Due to scheduling changes, this performance will now begin at 8:45 PM.

In his search for new directions in African music, South African guitarist Derek Gripper began transcribing the kora (harp-lute) music of Malian masters Toumani Diabaté, Ballaké Sissoko, and others for classical guitar. The Malian tradition is also represented by Trio Da Kali, a group of musicians from the Mandé culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (oral historians / praise singers).

The Ahmet Erdogdular Classical Turkish Music Ensemble

Zankel Hall
Friday, February 17, 2017 | 8:30 PM

Performers

The Ahmet Erdoğdular Classical Turkish Music Ensemble
·· Ahmet Erdoğdular, Vocals
·· Ömer Erdoğdular, Ney
·· Yurdal Tokcan, Oud
·· Göksel Baktagir, Kanun
·· Derya Türkan, Kemenche
The Venetian Republic linked the Byzantine and Ottoman empires with Europe. Ahmet Erdoğdular, one of Turkey’s foremost vocalists, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the classical vocal tradition from Ottoman Turkey that many Europeans would have first heard in Venice centuries ago. His repertoire includes classical vocal music, ghazals (sung poetry), and Sufi music, particularly that of the Mevlevi (Whirling Dervishes). Erdoğdular is joined by musicians on ney, oud (lute), kanun (zither), and kemenche (spike fiddle).

Lúnasa and Karan Casey

Zankel Hall
Friday, March 3, 2017 | 8:30 PM

Performers

Lúnasa
·· Cillian Vallely, Uilleann Pipes and Low Whistles
·· Kevin Crawford, Flute, Low Whistles, and Tin Whistles
·· Colin Farrell, Fiddle and Low Whistles
·· Trevor Hutchinson, Double Bass
·· Ed Boyd, Guitar


with Special Guest:
Karan Casey
Lúnasa’s novel arrangements and unique musical approaches create a singular sound that has propelled Irish acoustic music into exciting new territory. For this concert, the group is joined by Karan Casey, one of the most innovative and provocative voices in Irish folk music.