Landfall Festival presents Aynur

Landfall Festival presents Aynur


  • September 14, 2018 at 8:00pm
  • CSPS Hall
  • Suggested Donation of $5

One of the best-known musicians in Turkey, and a recognized representative of the Kurdish people, Aynur has achieved international acclaim for her vocal brilliance. Inspired by old folk songs, her performances reflect the life and suffering of the Kurdish people, and Kurdish women in particular. Musically, she blends traditional melodies, hundreds of years old, with contemporary Western music, interpreting the traditional repertoire in a modern way. She has collaborated with the Silk Road Ensemble, Kayhan Kalhor, Javier Limon, Mercan Dede and others, and was featured in Fatih Akın’s documentary “İstanbul: Crossing the Bridge.” One of her collaborators, the cellist Yo-Yo Ma, has proclaimed “To hear Aynur’s voice is to hear the transformation of all the layers of human joy and suffering into one sound. It reaches so deep into our soul, tears into our hearts, that for one moment we are joined as one. It is unforgettable.” This is a free concert, with a suggested donation of $5.