From subtle and immersive, to explosive and theatrical, the new album DANCE was released on May 1st 2018. Turkish yearning, Brazilian melancholy, Persian wisdom of universal love, and an Italian philosophical perspective of the 4 seasons root the creative explorations of DANCE. A touch of electronics transitions the sound of the album towards a hypnotic dimension, where songs are beautifully crafted by the Turkish-Romanian duo. The identity of the project is inspired by Rumi, “the prince of sufi poets”, and expresses a simple, intimate, and honest exploration of music in a rich melodical and creative way.
Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the duo is known for their intimate and intense performances. Winner of Montreux Jazz Competition presided by Quincy Jones, Sanem Kalfa sings original compositions and arrangements in four different languages – her mother tongue (Turkish), Portuguese, Italian and English. The dialog is portrayed together with poly-instrumentalist and composer George Dumitriu, active in the jazz, contemporary classical and improvised
music scenes of Europe.
Sanem Kalfa – vocals, electronics
George Dumitriu – guitar, viola