Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Looking back at his musical career, Turkish ney master Omar Faruk Tekbilek reveals, "I have a picture I carry in my mind. I call it the 'Tree of Patience'". The seeds of the Tree were sown in Omar’s Faruk's hometown of Adana, Turkey. "My brother Hadji was a born musician," he recalls. "He was my guru, my inspiration." Hadji played the flute, and Faruk followed suit. But as he grew up, Faruk found ...more

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