To the present day, Okay Temiz has remained true to his ideals of an Orient-Occident fusion. Three years ago – in a sense with “drums beating and trumpets sounding” (or, more corectly, with davuls beating and zurnas sounding) – the album “Karsilam” was released, recorded by Temiz with four zurna players and a lot of powerful percussion. The zurna is type of shawm with a penetrating sound somewhere between that of a trumpet and that of a clarinet, popular throughout the Arabic regions, while also used by folklore groups in the area between the Balkans and the Black Sea.

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