Back in November 2018, four Romanian and Turkish
musicians met the Belgian Gypsy violinist Tcha Limberger
in Istanbul. Uneasy interplay due to their different backgrounds
quickly made way for mutual admiration and a
contagious sound, which reveals interesting similarities
between Turkish and Romanian traditional music. After a
successful premiere in Ghent, they decided to continue
this fruitful collaboration as Bright Bridges. During the autumn
of 2019, they will embark on a tour, demonstrating
their fascinating combination of Gypsy jazz, flamenco, and Romanian and Turkish folk music. Don’t miss the multicultural collective’s EUROPALIA ROMANIA concert!
Alex Simu (clarinet, saxophone), Elif Canfeza Gündüz (kemenche), Uğur Işik (cello) and Claudio Cioc (cimbalom) will join Limberger on stage for a night of phenomenal folklore. Since picking up his first instrument – the guitar – composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Limberger (°1977, Bruges) has become one of the most prominent figures in the folk music scene of the Carpathian Basin.
His nurturing approach to teaching almost forgotten traditional music inspired The Sunday Times to crown him “The King of Gypsy Music”.
Bright Bridges is a project by De Centrale and Handelsbeurs Concertzaal for the Istanbul Ekspres Festival, taking place in Ghent in November 2019.
Tcha Limberger: vocals, guitar, and violin /
Elif Canfeza Gündüz: kemenche /
Ugur Isik: cello / Claudio Cioc: cimbalom / Alex Simu: clarinet, saxophone