• BLOCK 3: 19:00 – 20:30 - Dareyn & Bahghi
  • BLOCK 3: 19:00 – 20:30 - Dareyn & Bahghi

BLOCK 3: 19:00 – 20:30 - Dareyn & Bahghi

Kemenche Music

Dareyn – which refers to two worlds in the Ottoman language – was founded by Emine Bostanci in 2020, as a means to present her musical vision by collaborating with inspiring musicians. The music of Dareyn combines the mystical sound of the kemenche (string bowed musical instruments) – with its heritage of traditional music originating from Istanbul and the Silk Road – and the deep-rooted sound of the cello in a contemporary fashion. Emine Bostanci and her musicians blend their vocal talents with their instrumental expertise, creating a uniquely mesmerising soundscape.
The repertoire takes its inspiration from the beauty of modality, the dynamic character of bowing and the rich world of rhythms. Their music creates dialogues where unspoken narratives are present in the imagination of each listener.


Bahghi is a singer, musician and songwriter from an Eritrean family, and was born and raised in Amsterdam. She has been playing classical violin since the age of four. After graduating in Jazz Vocals from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, in 2018, she focused on the development of her artistic vision. She writes, produces and records her own music and travels all over the world to gain inspiration. Getting to know different cultures and art forms has increased Bahghi’s self-awareness. Growing up as a bi-cultural person and not feeling totally at home in one place led to a continual quest for her own identity. This quest has brought about numerous journeys, creations, connections and collaborations. On 25 June 2021, her debut EP Sunshine’s Got The Blues was released on all the streaming platforms.

Photograph ©Nisa Lavin


Sat 4 September 19:00-20:30h
LOCATION 3: Tent Stage