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The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance
172 Exchange Street Unit 201, Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 475-5955

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April 10: Turkish Rumeli Song Workshop and Concert with Dolunay

This workshop will focus on the songs of the Rumeli (Balkan) region. Each song we learn will include a short makam theory lesson to help in the understanding of the tonalities used. Sheet music will be provided for each song. Musicians of all levels welcome! Singers welcome! All instruments welcome! No experience necessary.

The Brooklyn, NY based trio Dolunay (Turkish for “full moon”) draws upon the songs from the Turkish people living across Rumeli, the former region of the Ottoman Balkans. Dolunay’s intimate sound, sparse in loudness and textured with the dissonance of eastern blues, gives way to a sound at once earthy and celestial, the size of which defies that of the small makeup of the band. Inspired to engage with the unique repertoire of lesser-known songs and empowered with a knack to enrich the uncovered sounds with a personal note, Dolunay creates the opportunity to breathe new life into melodies of a region culturally diverse and historically rich. www.facebook.com/DolunayNYC

Jenny Luna: voice, percussion. Adam Good: ud. Eylem Basaldi: violin.

6:30 Workshop: $30 at the door, $20 in advance

9:00 Concert: $10, or $5 with workshop



Generally speaking, the Rhody Center holds classes during times of snow and other bad weather, unless the City of Pawtucket is under a parking ban. When we do have to cancel, registered students will receive an automated email informing them of the cancellation. We will also post on our social media and website homepage. Cancelled course classes will be made up at another time.

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