Meral Polat Trio is a trio that sets out from Meral Polat’s hometown of her Alevi, Kurdish ancestors Dersim and is located across geographies. The trio, which consists of Chris Doyle from the US on guitar and piano, Puerto Rican Frank Rosaly on drums, and Polat on vocals and percussion, currently resides in the Netherlands. Polat is at the center of the band and her vocals are based on poems, some in Turkish and some in Kurdish, written by her father Ali İhsan Polat.

Polat’s father had inspired her with his singing, poetry and his attitude towards life. When he suddenly passed away in 2020 and she found his poems hidden in his drawer, she decided to devote herself to singing.

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