‘A fascinating debut full of powerful, modern Anatolian folk rock that grabs your soul in all its fearlessness. ‘
– Eric van Domburg Scipio, Heaven – january 2023
‘…comforting, pensive and above all of exceptional beauty. A world album in every sense of the word!’
– Jan Willem Broek Subjectivisten- dec 2022
Meral Polat Trio takes its audience on a journey through contemporary Anatolian folk- and mountain songs with raw blues and Kurdish Soul. Earthy, hopeful and soul-cutting. Driven by the poetic legacy of her father, Ali İhsan Polat, the trio undertakes a quest and interpret the love, vitality and melancholy of the heart. Ez Kî Me (who am i) tells universal stories and giving them new meaning.
Meral Polat is a renowned actrice, singer/songwriter and theatremaker in the Netherlands. Graduated from the Amsterdam University of the Arts, Drama and contemporary music theatre. Her field of artistic discipline consists in eminent theatre, film and music productions. Together with Chris Doyle and Frank Rosaly they are Meral Polat Trio. Chris Doyle is a pianist, multi-instrumentalist and composer from the United States, a graduate of Berklee School of Music in Boston and McGill University in Montreal. Frank Rosaly is a Puerto Rican drummer, composer and sound designer. His musical approach stems from an exhaustive study of jazz, classical percussion, improvisation, as well as classical composition and post-classical techniques such as Musique concrete, graphic notation and chance operation. The trio collaborates frequently with Rotterdam-based drummer, composer, & producer Jens Bouttery. Bouttery’s musical roots stem from the Brussels jazz scene. He currently operates in a wide range of artistic disciplines including composing for film, theater and dance and writing and performing with pop duo Hi Hawaii.
#15 at World Music Charts Europe
#18 at Trans Global World Music Chart
#8 at Balkan World Music Chart
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