The Turbans are an international musical collective that combine traditional, Near-Eastern and Eastern-European styles with original compositions, to create modern and energetic performances that remain faithful to their ancient roots. This extraordinary project has grown in just a few short years, from humble beginnings into a respected name on the London music scene. Members come from such diverse locales as Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Iran, Greece, Spain and England.
The culmination of seven years of playing, traveling, improvising, collaborating, and performing, The Turbans eponymous debut is a truly global album. They hop boundaries through instruments and melodies, no singular style dominating, and you can feel the intimacy and energy of their live show in every note. Mixed by Grammy-award winner Jerry Boys (Buena Vista Social Club, Ali Farka Toure) and mastered by fellow World Circuit veteran Tom Leader.
Featuring guitarist Oshan Mahony, violinist Darius Luke Thompson, percussionist Cabbar Baba, vocalist/guitarist Miroslav Morski, vocalist Pavlos Mavromatakis, cajon player/classical guitarist Pablo Dominguez, guitarist Moshe Zehavi and oud player Maxim Shchedrovitzki. Guests include guembri player Simo Lagnawi and London Bulgarian Choir.