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Cahit Ece

Since my last trip to Turkey I really wanted to master ebru (traditional paper marbling technique) and learn how to play ney – traditional wind instrument that is used in sufi music. Both of the courses turned out to be possible in Copenhagen, which made me immensely happy! In case you’re in Copenhagen and also would like to learn to play ney, kaval or duduk – please join the course at Dialog Forum, where Cahit Ece teaches.

I’ve been doing my best in taming kaval for about a year now. Kaval is one of the oldest music instruments on Earth, it is 6000 years old. I find it simply amazing! I’m still struggling to make my flute sound consistently, so I’ll spare your ears! But just to give you an idea – here you can see our duo: Asli Sena Kucukyildiz playing kaval and me on guitar

Recently our Danish language school introduced new extra subjects, which are more projects. And in one of them we were preparing an interview on a chosen topic, then recording it and actually vising the radio and participating in the process of editing the recorded files into the radio program.

I interviewed Cahit and got to know what brought him to Denmark, why he decided not to pursue his career as a lawyer, but rather be a musician. Cahit also talks about 3 different types of flutes: Armenian duduk, Persian ney and Turkish kaval. It is my pleasure to present Cahit and his world of music to you. And if you’re brave enough to listen to the interview in Danish – you can find it on the Den2Radio website. You should at least listen to Cahit playing his favorite instrument – duduk.

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