Aynur, who has given countless concerts all over the world and achieved a big success in World music, was a guest artist at the concert of Silk Road Ensemble which was lead by world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma in Zorlu Center PSM for two days. She accompanied to Silk Road Ensemble which is named after the historic silk road and has ethnic cultures of Asia and Europe in their music. Aynur was on the stage for famous fiddle virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor’s 25 min-long composition. Yo-Yo Ma also accompanied to Aynur with his cello and they gave the audience an unforgettable multicultural concert.
Aynur is the most important performer of the “Kurdish world music” not only in our country but all over the world and finally, after 3 years, her new album“Hevra” is now out and on salein music stores under the Sony Music Classical label!
Aynur’s debut album came in 2004 with “Keça Kurdan” followed by “Nûpel” in 2005 and her last release was in 2010 with “Rewend”. Public attention was great and she was mentioned in the world music circles quite often. Eventually, as she co-worked with important musicians both in Turkey and abroad in various projects and concerts she built a large fan group. In her new album “Hevra” she worked with the composer and guitarist Javier Limón who is the producer of artists like Buika, Yasmin Levy and Mariza and also the winner of 5 Latin Grammy awards. Being one of the most prestigious artists of Spain, Javier Limón’s work covers a wide variety of music including Brazil, Afro-Cuban and Jazz. Aynur andJavier transcend the limits of music in the new album “Hevra” to reach a synthesis of east and west. Aynur is both the writer and composer of the songs “Péş Nare”, “Tobedar im” and “Diyarbekir”. Instead of the traditional instruments used in her earlier albums, the sound of the new album bears Limón’s flamenco tunes. Catching the common sound ofKurdish and Flamenco music, the album is the product a great synthesis. The recording was done both in Madrid andBoston. “Xerîw” is a live recording with Spanish composer and pianist Ariadna Castellanos and “Sîsîlé” was also recorded live with a great musician, Cemil Qoçgirî, and his tembur.
Aynur’s long waited album, “Hevra” (meaning “together”), where she crosses over the boundaries of music with Javier Limón under the Sony Music Classical label is out in all music stores!
Aynur was born in Dersim / East Turkey. She released her debut album “Keça Kurdan (2004)” She then came up with collaborations with famous musicians and bands like YO-YO MA and Silk Road Ensemble, Kayhan Kalhor, Javier Limon, Kinan Azmeh, Mercan Dede, Morgenland All Star Band, Anjelika Akbar, Mercan Dede, Nerderland Blazers Ensemble, Sertab Erener, Kardes Türküler, Mikail Aslan Orient Expressions both on their albums and also on their live performances. Meanwhile she recorded some songs for soundtracks of famous television series and movies. Her vocal style and her albums are being praised not just in Turkish media but also in international media. She is one of the best sellers with her albums among Kurdish folk albums.
She also appeared as the cover issue of the famous music magazine Folk Roots (fRoots) in UK in 2004.She appeared as the cover star of the special issue of one of the best selling papers of UK, The London Times’ supplement on March 21st in 2005 with the special articles focusing on Turkey’s culture and diversities”. She not only appeared in several papers and magazines but also appeared on several television and radio shows as a guest star throughout Europe. Aynur , also appeared in Fatih Akın’s documentary movie “İstanbul Hatırası / Köprüyü Geçmek-Crossing the bridges” as a singer. After her part in famous movies , she took more attention from international media and she performed in so many international festivals. After joining worldwide famous “world music exposition” WOMEX in 2006 in the city of Seville in Spain, she started touring all around the world visiting so many countries like Ireland, Singapore, Brasil, U.S, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Canary islands, Germany, Italy, France, Tunusia, Slovenia, Serbia, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and Greece…
She also performed at Küstendorf Film and Music Festival in Serbia which was organized by famous director Emir Kusturica in January 2010. She was highly praised again with her performance at this festival and among the audience of the festival , there were worldwide famous actors and directors also.
After two years of production her album “Rewend” was released by Sony Music in 2010 and famous director Fatih Akın shot her first video for this album for the title song “Rewend” in Hasankeyf. Now Aynur’s latest release “HEVRA/ Together” comes up with her great collaboration with the famous Spanish producer, songwriter and guitarist JAVIER LIMON who’s also known for his work with world music superstars like Buika, Yasmin Levy and Mariza 5 times Latin Grammy winner acclaimed Spanish producer in world music scene, JAVIER LIMON and Aynur are so smooth with the synthesis of flamenco and Kurdish music crossing the limits. “HEVRA” combines all the colors of East and West in a common musical expression.
She is a reason to love live music for centuries" JAVIER LIMON