Published on Mar 28, 2012
ARIFA "Anatalion Alchemy"
Mehmet Polat (Turkey) ud
Franz von Chossy (Germany) piano
Alex Simu (Romania) sax, clarinet & live laptop,
Sjahin During (Turkey/Holland) Afro Anatolian percussion.
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"Indescribable brilliance and uniqueness" stands for this unconventional quartet founded in
Amsterdam 2010. National Dutch Newspaper "Volkskrant" crowned both Arifa's Bimhuis debut concert and debut CD "Beyond Babylon" with 5 stars.
Prestigious Dutch magazine Mixed World Music awarding the disc in the world music genre as "Best World music album of 2010 in the Netherlands".
The 4 members are arriving from Istanbul, Bucharest and Amsterdam to take the audience on a truthful and adventurous musical journey. Original compositions and ancient melodies from Arabic, Anatolian and Balkan worlds, combined with live electronics and contemporary improvised music". Volkskrant 2010
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