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).
- The Ahmet Erdoğdular Classical Turkish Music Ensemble
·· Ahmet Erdoğdular, Vocals
·· Ömer Erdoğdular, Ney
·· Yurdal Tokcan, Oud
·· Göksel Baktagir, Kanun
·· Derya Türkan, Kemenche