The Kurdish singer Sakina Teyna (Trio Mara, Anadolu Quartett, etc.) is embodying Anatolian music traditions as different blossoms of a common tree: with tenderness, full of an eruptive power, she is singing Turkish, Armenian, Persian and her own and songs in all the Kurdish languages, modest with western harmonies and laced with strains of Jazz and Latin. In doing so, she invades layers of the soul which neither occident nor orient knows, a totally unexplored territory. In her adopted home Vienna she gathered a choice band around her: the Persian Jazz-Wizard Mahan Mirarab at guitars and setar, the Turkish violinist Efe Turumtay, the clarinet player Oscar Antoli and the always orient affine Austrian percussionist Jörg Mikula.
As a political Kurdish activist from the beginning on, Sakina Teyna is embodying a Kurdish consciousness fitting in this age with her timeless chansons, which in the teeth of all obstacles and in a feminine, sophisticated and antinationalistic way rescues a common Anatolian past into a human future. A future which we can all participate in.
04.05.2018 – SAKINA & TRIO MARA – AKM @ Oberhausen, Germany
26.04.2018 – SAKINA & FRIENDS – WUK @ Vienna, Austria
25.04.2018 – ORNAMENTRAUSCH – Brick-5 @ Vienna, Austria
22.03.2018 – SAKINA & SATUO – Akzenttheater @ Vienna, Austria
11.03.2018 – TRAISKIRCHEN DAS MUSICAL – Volkstheater @ Vienna, Austria
10.03.2018 – SAKINA & FRIENDS feat. ÖZLEM BULUT- Porgy & Bess @ Vienna, Austria
08.03.2018 – SAKINA & FRIENDS – WUK @ Vienna, Austria
03.03.2018 – TRAISKIRCHEN DAS MUSICAL – Bühne im Hof @ St. Pölten, Austria
16.02.2018 – SAKINA & ANADOLU QUARTET/MIRAZ – Capitol @ Mannheim, Germany
10.02.2018 – SAKINA & GOLNAR & MAHAN – Flucht nach Vorn @ Vienna, Austria