Turkish Folk Legend Debuts in NYC - NBC New York

    Turkish Folk Legend Debuts in NYC

    We spoke with legendary Turkish musician Erdal Erzincan before his U.S. debut as a soloist to a sold out crowd at The Graduate Center's Elebash Recital Hall. Playing a baglama, a long-necked lute from West Asia, Erzincan performed stunning improvisations on the folk music of the Alevi people, a mystical Sufi sect to which he belongs. The performance was part of the Live@365 world music series.The interview and translation were completed with the help of Ozan Aksoy. (Published Thursday, Mar 21, 2013) We spoke with legendary Turkish musician Erdal Erzincan before his U.S. debut See More