APAP presents: Demir Demirkan, Joe Kye & NY Andalus Ensemble, Estados Unidos, jueves, 11. enero 2018

Joe Kye

Born in Korea and raised in Seattle, singer/composer/violinist- looper Joe Kye has drawn rave reviews since launching his music career in 2013, "discharging world[s] of emotion" and delivering "divine messages" with his lush string loops and eclectic style (Guitar World). Drawing upon his migrant upbringing, Kye blends indie-rock, jazz, classical, pop, and world folk to create a unique sound that "leaves everyone in awe" (Sacramento News and Review). With his innovative use of digital effects and looping, Kye weaves together diverse textures, catchy melodies, and rich, sweet vocals to create soundscapes that groove, uplift, and empower listeners: "A single violinist...one mesmerizing symphony" (Sacramento Bee).

Joe Kye is currently planning and booking a Full US Tour, plus Touring Stints in Nepal, Israel, South Korea, Japan, China, and More, and is working on his new album, Migrants, slated for release in January 2018.

Demir Demirkan (9:00 - 9:40)

Demir Demirkan has been known as a musical trailblazer in his native Turkey where his works have reshaped the changing music scene in the country. He is an award-winning singer / songwriter, guitar player, producer and film composer.

Demirkan has recently relocated to New York City and he is working on his first solo US album release entitled “WAR III”. After his incredible success as the lead guitarist of the first Turkish hard-rock and heavy metal band Pentagram in the early '90s, which garnered enough popularity in Turkey to be heralded as a pioneer of the genre. Two years later, he was accepted to the famed Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, studying music theory. He joined a band in Anaheim and, played regular gigs in L.A., further polishing his onstage presence. Demirkan went on to writing, arranging, producing and playing guitar for other major singers and bands in Turkey including, but not limited to Sertab Erener, Sebnem Ferah, Sezen Aksu and Model. These works represented a turning point for the Turkish market while redefining “Turkish rock music.” Turkish record labels, meanwhile, recognized that Demirkan had fueled a stylistic revolution with both Ferah and Erener—advancing the nation’s popular music scene past decades of traditional folk.

jueves, 11. enero 2018, Estados Unidos, APAP presents: Demir Demirkan, Joe Kye & NY Andalus Ensemble

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