Concert with Çetin Gül: Ustalara Saygı Resitali

TACAM would like to invite you to a virtual bağlama recital by Çetin Gül this Sunday, December 13th starting at 3:30 pm ET over Zoom. Although the event is free and open to public, TACAM is kindly requesting $10 donation so that we can reach our $5,000 #GivingTuesday fundraiser goal. During the first 10 days of our fundraiser we received more than $3,500; 70% of our goal! You can donate through our facebook fundraiser page or send your donations directly to contact@tacam.org via Paypal.

Sunday, December 13
3:30 PM EST – 5:30 PM EST
Public · Hosted by TACAM
Online Event

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Çetin Gül is a bağlama virtuoso, born in 1967 in Istanbul and spent most of his life as an engineer in Turkish Waterworks Department. His professional career did not prevent him to continue being involved with music. Since his childhood, he has been playing bağlama performing in many venues including universities, cultural centers, government entities; as well as appeared in national and regional newspapers, radio and TV shows. His bağlama performances recently featured in TRT, ATV, Kanal A, and Halk TV. We were honored to have him as part of Commemoration of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in 2018 in our Cultural Center in Michigan.

In this recital, Mr. Gül will perform a unique ensemble of musical styles beginning with works of Turkish folk poets such as Karacaoglan, Pir Sultan Abdal, Yunus Emre, and Asik Veysel to classical composers Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach, to modern musical pieces by Beatles and Pink Floyd, all performed with our authentic Anatolian instrument baglama.

The main theme of the concert is what we have been going through this year due to COVID-19: Yearning! As travel is restricted with the global pandemic, many Turkish Americans, feel the pain and heartache of not being able to visit our beautiful country, extended families and friends in Turkey. Through the notes and rhythms of Çetin Gül’s bağlama, all of us will try to appease this longing, keep our spirits up, and welcome the holiday season on a high note.

We hope to see many of you in this event.