Tombaz concert tour

17/12/2019 by emirhanbach

TOMBAZ concerts coming up!

Tombaz ensemble presents their new program ‘Cabaret Oriental’

Concert Schedule:
Saturday 14 December 2019, 20:30 Club Antre, Amsterdam >link
Saturday 18 January 2020, 20:30 Theater Wesopia, Weesp >link
Friday 14 February 2020, 20:30 Paradiso, Amsterdam >link
Sunday 15 March 2020, 15:00 Geesterhage, Castricum >link
Saturday 21 March 2020, 20:30 Club Antre, Amsterdam >link
Sunday 12 April 2020, 15:30 Buiksloterkerk, Amsterdam-Noord >link
Saturday 13 Juni 2020, 20:30 Club Antre, Amsterdam >link

About Tombaz
Tombaz was founded in 1998 by the couple Emirhan Tuğa and Meral Ari-Tuğa. Their fascination for Argentine tango music and its dance sparked their curiosity for the Turkish tango. By listening to old recordings they became even more motivated and compiled a repertoire that was received with enthousiasm in both Holland and Turkey. The ensemble has since extended its repertoire by playing not only tangos but also kantos, operetta music and other popular songs from the first half of the last century. 

Tombaz will take you along to the Istanbul of the thirties. You will listen to melodic tangos, cabaretesque kantos and operetta songs in a setting of poems, sketches and dance. Tombaz brings new life to this old music that has fallen into oblivion. The richness of the cultural diversity in Istanbul, just after the foundation of the republic by Atatürk, one can hear in our music. Tombaz brings you moving tangos, cheerful songs about women drinking hard liquor, but also operetta songs about quarrelling couples and good-for-nothings. Every song is a piece of music in its own right. In our show with a lot of surprising moments, humor and antique costumes, you feel that you are in an old-fashioned musical caberet. Tombaz plays its own arrangements and consists of seven musicians. 


Vocal: Meral Ari-Tuğa

Clarinet: Emirhan Tuğa

Violin: Stijn Schmeddes

Piano: Takis Grammatikopoulos

Double base: Gabriel Barbalau

Percussion: Alper Kekeç