A MUSICAL EAST-MEDITERRANEAN JOURNEY
Founded in 2015 in Istanbul, now based in Berlin, the band performs a wide range of music in Turkish, Greek, Arabic and Armenian from traditional to popular, 70s to present. “muhtelif” which is an Arabic word originally used to mean “discordant, fluxional” in Turkish, then turned out to be used as “various” in time. True to this name, the band builds its repertoire out of the songs seemingly “discordant and fluxional” so to emphasize the musical concord of different languages and cultures of Anatolia and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Muhtelif is formed by seven versatile musicians each of whom has multiple projects of different genres which becomes a fine contribution to the cultural blend and the musical narrative the band attempts to pursue.
Nurcin Ileri (TR / voice)
Sevda Hamzacebi (TR / clarinet)
Penelope Gkika (GR / violin)
Ufuk Elik (TR / saz)
Cem Dinler (TR / piano)
Wataru Saito (JP / double bass)
Can Tufekcioglu (TR / drums)