Hasan Özgök & The Roma-Latin Project featuring Lucas van Merwijk - Mamboroma (2010)
World,Latin & Jazz | 11 Tracks | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps ~ 120 MB | Front
Runtime: 52:16 min | Label: Continental Record Services | Release date: February 23, 2010
Hasan Ozgok and Lucas van Merwijk are two top musicians, in the fields of world music and jazz respectively; the former is a native of Istanbul, Turkey, and the latter of Baarn in The Netherlands. World music pioneer Hasan Hasan Ozgok , who earned his reputation with the legendary Hasan Band, is initiator of Dutch-Turkish pop music, which skyrocketed to popularity in the mid - eighties. Hasan Ozgok 's roots lie in one of the liveliest quarters of Istanbul, Kasimpasja. He allowed himself to be inspired by the gypsy music, "Roma", that was played all over his neighbourhood. Hasan's latest innovative project is integrating Afro- Cuban rhythms into this beloved Roma music. By adding this Latin touch he has managed to create a unique cross-over, "Roma- Latin". It felt only naturalfor him to invite Lucas van Merwijk to combine artistic forces for this remarkable album, Mamborama.