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Set up five years ago as the outcome of a project bringing together the repertoires of Occitan troubadours and Turkish aşiks, the trio Forabandit is now releasing their second album, entitled « Port ». Forbandit’s remarkable and identifiable aesthetics has asserted and enriched itself, drawing from the dynamic, fulfilling relationship between Sam Karpienia (Occitan song, mandole), Ulaş Özdemir (Turkish song, saz) and Bijan Chemirani (percussion). Now the authors of their own lyrics, Forabandit versify love and exile, making the ports of Istanbul and Marseille rhyme in ten pieces that blend the imagination and real-life experience of the trio members