TURKU invites patrons on an exotic caravan journey along Asia’s exotic Silk Road, September 14 at 8 p.m. at Plymouth State College’s Silver Cultural Arts Center. The performance commences the facility’s 10th anniversary season.
TURKU presents the exotic and irresistible rhythms of the cultures from the western half of the fabled Silk Road. All the songs in TURKU’s performances are traditional or in a traditional style, with many improvisational passages. They call their music “300-year-old rock ’n roll from the seat of civilization.” Vibes reviewer John Falstaff wrote, “Folk music it may be, but it really rocks, too. Listeners are hard pressed to keep still.”
The group has played for audiences as large as 8000 people and as far away as Samarkand, Uzbekistan since their formation in 1998. Their music has received radio play as far away as Portugal and Uzbekistan.
The five-member ensemble includes: Ted Monnich on saz, Farzad on violin, Dav’id Korup on hand drums, Denys Proteau on kaval and cumbus and Carla Monnich on davul and zils.
Ticket prices range from $20 to $5 and tickets may be purchased at the Silver Cultural Arts Center box office, (603) 535-ARTS. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, noon – 5 p.m.