Date(s) - 15/01/2020
In the year 2016, Emre Gültekin met Malabika Brahma & Sanjay Khyapa, an outstanding duo of traditional musicians, who perpetuates the tradition of Baul music during record session of the duo in Brussels. Emre (Saz and vocals), Malabika(vocals) and Sanjay Khyapa (dubki , dotara) felt immediately the possible connections between the saz and Baul music which lead to the Baul Meets Saz project. They are both musical and spiritual : repertoires, similarities between the communities to which they belong, nomadic way of life, and echoes they found in their poetry and philosophies of leading life. Thus was born the idea of the album “Namaz” released in summer 2018, which is a tribute to the values shared by these two cultures. They call into question the meaning of borders, travel, wealth, wisdom and love. The longing to express and spread the unification of two ancient traditions and culture inspires them to overcome the barriers of geo-political borders and to reach out to the world which initiated the seed of the next album in making.