May 8, 2014
1. A contented cat
Four people on a round table. 9 PM on a rainy and cold Friday night in Bucharest. We’re excited about the forthcoming Bariș K dj set, which is about to happen in a few hours, but first we try various oriental delicacies like soups or kebaps, which, unfortunately, didn’t really taste like what we were expecting.
The restaurant we're having dinner reservation on is crowded and loud. Through the various flavors of oriental food and cigarette smoke, coming from different tables, you can hear traditional Iranian and Turkish songs, and, once in a while, some Tarkan hits. The owner of the place wears sunglasses and guards his customers, delicately rubbing his potbelly like a contented cat and welcoming certain people with a detached smile.
“When we rediscovered turkish music, the way we focused on it was different from the way they were initially doing it. We were more focused on the fusion and expression of the musical styles, rather than the lyrical, verbal approach. ”