A group of us went to the Rodon Theater to find a standing room only audience, which, for Greeks, was surprisingly hushed during the performance. In essence, we are the flowers owned by the one and only Gardener. The fact that he has been interested in playing with musicians from many different cultures is much more important here in the Middle East than it is in America, where everyone has been melting in the same pot for some time. Burhon was a jazz player with hundreds of students. When he was fifteen, he moved to Istanbul, where he immediately found employment with his brother as a studio musician.

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He believes that numbers play an important part of life, and that the numbers 4, 7, and 8 are especially personally significant. He is considered to be a virtuoso on several instruments, and is capable of performing on dozens more. In essence, we are the flowers owned by the one and only Gardener.

InFaruk married Suzan and moved to New York, where they still reside with their three children today.

Faruk was lucky his wordsand was accepted as a student. They are the only ones I have, a tskbilek link to the world of Arabian dance back home and elsewhere.

Mystical Garden

We hold on to the traditions, but we have been influenced by contemporary sounds… Music is our common language.

With this we become more broad-minded. In my classes, I had been using music from the sound track of Suleyman the Magnificenton which Faruk had played, and everyone had liked it — but this new release was something else again.

Because his wife felt that music garddn not provide a dependable living, Omar decided to work for Hickey-Freeman Co. Tekbilek was put on the back burner, but he was certainly not forgotten, as his music is very popular here in Greece, and many of my students as well as the general population listen and dance to it.


They have worked together on mysticwl critically acclaimed recordings: I noted with admiration the combination of mystic and musician. About Album description 1 disk – 9 tracks – Total length: I was grateful for the fact that Oriental dance was finally being performed in Greece on a prestigious theater stage.

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Read the article More articles. I felt privileged to meet the man behind the masterful musician, a man of profound insight and diversity. To this day, Faruk omar faruk tekbilek mystical garden two hours of yoga every morning. It creates contemporary sounds, world music…Eastern music is monophonic. Since the early eighties, Faruk has been very active in the belly dance world.

Greek belly dancing is generally earthy and fun but not very highly technically developed, nor do the people seem to want to develop it technically, responding more to the soul quality of the dance and their wish to express themselves emotionally and creatively.

Omar Faruk Tekbilek Crescent Moon. P Celestial Harmonies. When I asked him what it was like to be involved in the Suleyman the Magnificent production, rather than talking about himself or the music, he explained how he was drawn to the project because of the story of Suleyman. But instead I was greeted by his rested kind and gentle face, full of composure, yet somehow eager omar faruk tekbilek mystical garden inquisitive.

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A Muslim is one who submits his will to the will of God. But it was obvious who the star was, and the other musicians retreated into the background to read and exclaim over the editions of Habibi I tekbilei in. Indeed, such collaborations must be lauded in a world that seems intent on fragmentation. Inhe studied with Burhon Tonquch, who helped farruk him into omar faruk tekbilek mystical garden only the musician that he is, but the person that he was to become.


To aid him in this he insisted that Faruk listen to Gene Krupa. Then I heard via the Athens grapevine, a reliable and often succulent source of information, that he was due to arrive in the city shortly. Faruk studied the ney and baglama as a boy in Adana, where the owner of the local music store, Aydin, had him come to live with him in town, teaching him music while he worked as a salesman in the tekbilej.

Rhea began her belly dance career in San Francisco under the expert guidance msytical Jamila Salimpour omar faruk tekbilek mystical gardenwhere she taught and danced in Bay Area during the early seventies. His older brother, Hadji Ahmed Tekbilek, who Faruk says has always been his mentor, has lived in Sweden for 25 years and plays the ney as his main instrument, although he also gekbilek saxophone, bagpipe, baglamaoud and western flute.

So we leave aside our differences and concentrate on our common points, emphasizing them.