Lâmekân Ensemble released its first album Gulzâr-ı Vefâ in october 2015. Focusing on late 18th Century and 19th Century vocal and instrumental repertoires, the ensemble revisits in this firs record the musical centers – mekanlar – of old Istanbul, where urban classical music was expressed through different cultural spheres. Thus, Lâmekân Ensemble takes the audience to a journey from the palace and the Sufi monasteries (mevlevihane) to the 19th Century taverns.
Şevkefza peşrevi (Numan Ağa, 1750-1834)
Şevkefza şarkı (Sultan Selim III, 1761-1808)