Terk In Amerika - a Balkan Musical Odyssey

I'm reading a fascinating book right now about the origins of "Terk in Amerika". It turns out it's from a 15th century Ottoman Turkish song called Uskudara gider iken (on the road to Uskadar). The song evolved as it progressed through many Balkan countries solidifying in the popular musics of Turkey, Greece, Klezmer, Arab Middle East and Romania.

I will present some of what I've learned at the next Klezmer workshop at my studio if you're interested please come! The workshop meets Tuesday nights from 7-8:30