The virtuoso of the kanun, ud and saz, Cengiz Ibrahim, is the first musician that confirmed their performance at Church Stage – probably the most authentic stage at D Festival. Ibrahim is a theorist, folklorist and composer of theatrical music for many cult plays. Coincidentally or not, they call his instruments “heavenly”, and he sees music as a kind of therapy.
Even though his career is long and rich with collaborations with established musicians and bands (Vlatko Stefanovski, “Mizar”, “Anastasia”), in the future his work will be focused on musical therapy and creating a synthesis of the traditional and contemporary sound.
He will perform at D Festival on July 13th, and you can soon expect new names for Church Stage!