Sinafi Trio in Residency

Ensemble and vocal works for traditional oriental instruments

Fotini Kokkala - kanun (Greece / Turkey) , Μarina Mohamend - ud (Greece / Turkey)Elena Moudiri-Chasiotou - voice – percussion (Greece / Turkey)

27 August - 2 September

Duration: 30 hours
Working time: 10.00 – 14.00 (ensemble/solo) & 17.00 – 19.00 (interaction with other groups)
Language: Greek, English, Turkish

Music Village will be holding a residency with “Sinafi trio”. The ensemble has been a hot name in the new music scene of Istanbul! Participants will be able to experience the way the “Sinafi trio” works by playing with them.

The residency is open to all instrumentalists and singers who have a basic music reading skill.

Every evening, from the first day onwards, we will be putting a sound together with an image: Under the guidance of the director Konstantis Mizaras, we will be working together to produce short studies of audio-visual narration.

All these short studies are to be matched together as a vaudeville performance to be shown either as a whole or as a part of short repeated episodes spread around space and attended by the people while walking around the village.


cv photoSinafi Trio

Sinafi trio was created by three Greek women musicians who met in Istanbul.
Since 2014, they travel together carrying in their music luggage stories from the cafe aman and the meyhane of Istanbul; stories of exile, love, break up, feast; from Anatolia, Aegean sea and Greece.
They have performed and continue to perform in Turkey, Greece and abroad.
In a few months, their first album is going to be published from Ahenk Music. The album’s starting point is the many different roles of women as they appear in the songs of wider Anatolia and North Mediterranean. In this album, they had the honour to collaborate with renowned musicians from Greece and Turkey (Uğur Önür, Sinan Cem Eroğlu, Apostolos Sideris, Şakir Ozan Uygan, Pantelis Stoikos, Alexandros Rizopoulos, Evi Kanellou).
They have participated in a collection of Kalan Music which is going to be published in 2018 and is a tribute to the most popular Turkish traditional songs (Türkü).