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The Alatav Group was founded about four years ago but the musical past of the members goes back 15 years with very contrasting origins. It’s a professional but independent group. Despite having begun their journey playing with different bands, the members over time developed a common outlook which led to the current Alatav shape. The biggest difference between them and other groups is that they are completely outside the chain that dictates the commercial music world. With this conscious approach they have refused all attempts to be integrated in the world of record companies and deliberately have chosen to play in the streets where the biggest audiences can be found. Instead of just being classic buskers, they use the streets to record, produce and market their music. Apart from this, they also use modern media to offer free downloads of their work over the internet. (www.myspace.com/alatav )
The Alatav group predominantly uses the santur, guitar. ney and percussion instruments but for some performances the group also incorporates the kemence ( Turkish fiddle ) and saz. The regular players are;
Ahmet “Hemo” Öztürk : santur, gitar, vocals
Mübin Dünen ………..: ney, vocals
Gencer Savaş…………: percussion
Hakan Gürbüz ………..: percussion, guitar, vocals
Ulaş Deli………………: guitar, vocal
Murat “Dede” Öztürk….: guitar, percussion, vocals
The CV’s of the band can be found in the attachment.
The History of Alatav:
Led by Ahmet “Hemo” Öztürk, the Alatav group got together to work upon developing new interpretations of Anatolian folk music, sayings and compositions using the santur. Over time, Mübin Dünen introduced the ney, Gencer Savaş percussion and Hakan Gürbüz the guitar and bass. Having started playing in the streets, the group began to receive invitations and played at live music venues and, starting with events arranged by universities, at various festivals. Last of all they were joined by Ulaş Deli playing the guitar and Murat “Dede” Öztürk, whenever he has time off from other projects, playing a number of instruments. Still giving street performances, Alatav have received various invitations to play both in Turkey and abroad but have yet to finalize a program.
ALATAV some street performances:
Management and Communication:
Serkan Özkan ; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobil: 0534 927 79 77