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 Formed in 2006, Eliot Bates ve Kaliforniya Saz Arkadaslari (Eliot Bates and the California Instrumental Friends) has been active in Istanbul, performing neglected gems of Turkish, Roman, and other Anatolian musical traditions. Their eclectic repertoire includes pieces by Hasret Gültekin, Baris Manço, MFÖ, to sanat music to various regional türkü and oyun havasi, drawing inspiration from Erkan Ogur, Selim Sesler, and Bustan Abraham. Eliot Bates ve Kaliforniya Saz Arkadaslari will be coming to California in the summer of 2007 for a series of concerts and workshops.

Upcoming concerts:
May 2007, Thursdays @ 21:30: Nerelisin at Viktoria Lokantasi
(near Galatasaray-Taksim-Istanbul, head down the alley at Barcelona Pastanesi, past Manda Batmaz and Sefa Nargile).
Description: our weekly meyhane gig, in a 500+ year old historic brick cistern. Türkü ve özgün müzigi. For reservations, call

May 2007, Saturdays @ 21:30: Nerelisin at U-Turn Bar
(Balo Sokak, Taksim-Istanbul).
Description: Hariketli dans müzigi, özgün türküler, ve hersey arasinda... (upbeat dance music, slow melancholy Turkish folk songs, and everything in between).

May 4, 2007, Friday @ 20:00: Nerelisin at Jazz Play Studio
(Galata, Beyoglu-Istanbul).
Description: Nerelisin's last major public performance in Istanbul before their America return and summer tours. This concert will feature several excellent guest artists, and will be an opportunity to really listen to what Nerelisin plays...

TBA: Summer California performances by Nerelisin

Nerelisin's latest album:
Nerelisin: Fark Etmez!
Fark Etmez!
miq cd011(2007)

Eliot Bates: oud, vocals, percussion
Samuel Atchley: clarinet, ney
Sean Tergis: darbukka, bendir
Ladi Dell'aira: vocals
All arrangements by Nerelisin
 available on: Nerelisin - Fark Etmez!

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