Music of Ottoman-Turkish Women Composers: Acemkürdi Türkü–Altın tasta gül kuruttum by Nimet Hanım
500 year old Ottoman musical tradition owes much to the contribution of women composers, performers and teachers of Turkish music. The oldest surviving documentations and illustrations of women performing music are from the 16th century. Studying musical activities of Ottoman women helps us both understand the Ottoman tradition and the place of women in the music of modern Turkish society. Performed by: Ceren Turkmenoglu - violin, rebab, bendir, voice Volkan Efe - oud, ney, kemence, voice Michael Harrist - bass, yayli tanbur, bendir, voice Tev Stevig - guitars, tanbur, oud Free, live concert recorded Thursday, March 8, 2018 by Kevin Rogan and Todd DeGarmo. Edited by Kevin Rogan. Concert hosted and produced by Todd DeGarmo, founding director of the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library and funded in part by the Friends of Crandall Public Library and the New York State Council on the Arts - Folk Arts Program with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.