About This Event
Şerefe is named after a Turkish drinking toast that strictly means “to your honor”, but is used in the “what happens here stays here” sense. We dearly love this music and devote significant time and energy the serious study of it. Our repertoire consists of large numbers of Greek, Turkish and Arabic songs, as well as smaller numbers of Bulgarian, Macedonian, Bosnian, Rom, Albanian, Hebrew, Persian and Armenian pieces. Şerefe plays mixed repertoire shows, but also frequently plays entire evenings of songs from just one of these cultures. Core members include James Hoskins on cello, gadulka, bouzouki, guitar, zurna and vocals, Jesse Manno on bouzouki, baglama, ud, flutes, vocals and percussion, and Brett Bowen on percussion.