Last Friday, June 21st, I gave my first solo concert in Istanbul. It had been 4 years since the last time I played alone on a stage (last time was in Cali, Colombia, seems like a lifetime ago). Actually, it wasn’t a full «solo» concert, because on the second part of the show I was joined on stage by my dear friends Nevra Coşkun (voice, bendir, guitar) and Aslı Büyükköksal (violin), two very talented musicians that I met recently in Turkey. Together, we offered a night of contemporary Latin American music and stories.
Here’s a summary of the night:
And here’s the full video of the last song we played, La Maza (Silvio Rodríguez, Cuba):
In this concert I played for the first time in public a song that I wrote a few months ago here in Istanbul. The provisional title is «The center of the universe», and this is how it sounded in the rehearsal before the concert:
Finally, here’s another song from the concert, a few days before the concert. This is in Kapadokya, Turkey: