Turkish music icon Erkan Ogur to perform at Tehran festival

December 3, 2017

TEHRAN – The organizers of the 33rd Fajr International Music Festival announced on Sunday that the celebrated Turkish musician Erkan Ogur, who is considered a pioneer of fretless guitars, will give performances during the event in Tehran in January 2018.

He is regarded as a master of kopuz and baglama, types of lute that are used in Turkish and Iranian music.

Over his 34-year musical career, Ogur, 63, has produced over ten albums, most of which feature a fusion of Turkish and Western music.

Photo: Turkish musician Erkan Ogur performs in an undated photo.

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