A month ago I was declared dead by the Turkish media. Literally.  An Instagram posted this bit of misinformation, and as a result I received condolences on my social media portals. It wasn’t me who died, rather arabesk soul singer Volkan Bekar, who recorded  “Yalan Dolan” on the compilation “Yeralti operation” together with Mr. L in 1996. One of the most gifted – and ...

BERLIN-DONBASS (Part 1) My fellow musicians remember that end-of-March-2020-feeling we all had while staring in disbelief at the calendar, watching the scheduled dates vanish one by one. April, May, June shows, all gone. However, in my timetable there still was a trip planned for October, and for some obscure reason it just wouldn’t disappear...I couldn’t imagine how, under the newest ...