Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Honoured as both a virtuoso musician and peacemaker, Omar Faruk Tekbilek is one of the most sought-after Turkish and Middle Eastern musicians living in the United States, and has played with the late Don Cherry, with Karl Berger, Ginger Baker, Ofra Haza, Simon Shaheen, Hossam Ramzy, Glen Velez, Bill Laswell, Mike Mainieri, Peter Erskine, Trilok Gurtu, Jai Uttal and Steve Shehan amongst many others. Equally at home on the ney, zurna, bagˆlama and percussion, his music symbolizes diversity-in-unity and is rooted in tradition, yet influenced by contemporary sounds. He views his approach as cosmic with the four corners of his creativity as mysticism, folklore, romance, and imagination.
Agent: Ayşe Savcı