Hi! I was asked by Tarik Aslan to for a group with him, Steven Brezet and Hozan Peyal for this project. My studio is in Amsterdam and I had them over for a while. The first days I spend with Hozan to get to know each others way of playing. After that, Tarik arrived. Looking at the group, my idea to create a Turkish Samba was formed. My goal was to find a way to put their traditional instruments in a new context. Along the way I also invited the other musicians. So special to create music together with people from such a different background.