Fahir Atakoglu at Merkin Hall on March 12 w/ All-Star Band & Strings!

Fahir Atakoğlu
The Music of Hope Tour
Merkin Hall - March 12

Fahir Atakoğlu - Piano
Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez - Drums
Armando Gola - Guitar
Bob Franceschini - Saxophone
Letizia Gambi - Vocalist
Estrella Acosta - Vocalist
Plus a 16 Piece String Orchestra!
Conductor Saadi Zain

Merkin Hall
March 12 - One Night Only!
129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036

Fahir Atakoğlu:
The Music of Hope Tour 2020

The Music of Hope Tour is dedicated
to all of the refugees in the world.

"We will encompass the refugee's journey in all aspects of the concert and tour, including, but not limited to: Music both instrumental and with songs, while poetry and prose will create a narrative that is based on the hope of a new life of peace.

The repertoire will consist of new compositions especially written for the concerts, as well as Fahir Atakoğlu's existing collection of music that was inspired by the above-mentioned themes.

It will also feature Palestinian and Syrian musicians and the Poems of Turkish poets Yunus Emre and Rumi, Fouad Muhammad Fouad, a Syrian poet, and Khaled Juma and Rafeef Ziadah who are Palestinian.

The purpose of this concert tour is to change the world's view of refugees, to positively engage the audience, to look at the lives, struggles, and achievements of refugees, to show tolerance, respect and love towards one another by reminding us that it could happen to all of us, anytime, anywhere.

The concerts will carry the messages of unity, of learning to live together, and to embrace our differences and to always feel the "Hope for Peace" through music." - Fahir Atakoğlu

Album title
"Interpretations of Love"
Release Date TBA

Piano - Fahir Atakoğlu
Drums - Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez
Bass - Alain Caron
Guitar - Romero Lubambo

Concha Buika (touring w/ Santana)
Luciana Souza
Letizia Gambi
Aimée Allen

Plus full string section.

Recorded at:
Carriage House, Stamford Connecticut

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