Esmerim Biçim Biçim
2017 arrangement of the Azeri-Turk Folk Tune, “Esmerim Biçim Biçim,” by Jon Silpayamanant.
27 December 2017, edited 01 January 2018
Open instrumentation developed for the monthly Shimmydown Social: Louisville Middle Eastern Music and Dance Jam. treble C, treble B flat, alto C, alto clef, bass C, guitar tab, percussion
December 30, 2017 by Sulh and instrumentalists at the Shimmydown Social: Louisville Middle Eastern Music and Dance Jam. The Butchertown Social, Louisville, Kentucky.
I created my first arrangement of this tune for my world music group, il Troubadore, in 2008 while we were playing a regular event at the Greek Islands Restaurant in Indianapolis, Indiana. I’ve always loved singing this tune and am so glad to be performing it again with my new group Sulh and at the Louisville Middle Eastern Music and Dance Jams.