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A musical work bridging Occitan and Anatolian traditions - A singer and mandole player, as well as the co-founder of the famed band Dupain, Sam Karpienia has been pursuing the lyrical tradition of Occitanian troubadours with a contemporary approach. A singer and baglama player, Ulaş Özdemir perpetuates the song style of the Anatolian wandering troubadours, the aşık. Bijan Chemirani’s Persian rhythms subtly blend with the song of these new poets. Sam Karpienia’s deep, emotional rasping voice and the soft, quiet voice of Ulaş Özdemir reveal the living poetry of these pieces about love, commitment and contest.