Duriye

Duriye

 Dallas, Texas, USA
BandJazzFunk

As a cross-cultural percussionist, Duriye blends her own cultural Turkish roots with contemporary jazz and funk beats. Duriye & Friends performs Latin, Jazz, Funk, Blues styles of music in Dallas since 2004.

Biography

Duriye says "Dreams are full of images and sounds…Let your dreams guide your journey...We are each the scriptwriter, creator, and producer of our dream-images". Duriye started to pay more attention to her inner-world and feelings by analyzing her own dreams. She learned the importance of dreams to understand her inner world in her own life journey. She was a graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas working towards an MFA degree and began to explore this mysterious dream language using sounds. Track 6–Dreamscape is a sound design of her own sleeping time dream. Duriye wanted to include her original dreamscape in this music album to inspire the ones who is interested to explore their dreams through sounds. This new album of music that Duriye produced has helped her to heal her own psychic wounds through sounds. My music represents her inner being inspired by sounds of dreams, as well as by familiar sounds that surround me such as Istanbul, Dallas, and friends. Duriye says "I believe I have found a way of transferring them to symbolic representations, which are musical notations."
As a cross-cultural musician, Duriye blends her own cultural roots with contemporary jazz and funk beats. Duriye started this journey in 1999 with Ayhan Sicimoglu in Istanbul Turkey, and studied Afro-Cuban rhythms. From performing with Las Estrellas in Istanbul under Ayhan Sicimoglu's Afro-Cuban Project, Duriye continues her journey in Dallas performing with different musicians in Latin, Jazz, Rock, Folk and Funk styles since 2004, along with her own band “Duriye & Friends." As a conga player, it’s been important for her to apply the fundamentals of Afro-Cuban rhythms with the proper technique and discipline.

Discography

Dreamscapes - EP
Record Label: Duriye Rhythm and Sound Productions
Copyrights: Duriye and Linny Nance
Release Date: August 2010 Genre: World, Funk, Jazz

Track 1 – Dream A’La Donkey
Duriye – Percussion, Sound Design, Writer, Producer, Vocals, Spoken Words
Linny Nance – Keyboard, Synthesizers, Vocals, Writer, Producer
Bill Eden – Tenor Saxophone
Jason Bell – Electric Guitar

Track 2 – Groovy Talks
Duriye – Percussion, Sound Design, Writer, Producer, Vocal, Spoken Words
Linny Nance – Keyboard, Synthesizers, Vocals, Writer, Producer
Bill Eden – Tenor Saxophone
Jason Bell – Electric Guitar
Background conversations: Duriye, Lilian Kum, Dan Vansten, Naz Istanbullu, Vedia Corus Erguz, and various other random conversation from the streets in Istanbul.

Track 3 – Finding Home
Duriye – Percussion, Sound Design, Writer, Producer, Vocals, Spoken Words
Linny Nance – Keyboard, Synthesizers, Vocals, Writer, Producer
Brent Nance – Additional Percussion
Ron Malvern – Vocal

Track 6 – Dreamscape
Duriye - Sound Design, Producer, Writer, Spoken Words

Set List

1. Dream A’La Donkey - Original
2. Finding Home – Funk/Jazz - Original
3. Groovy Talks - Jazz/Funk - Original
4. Girl from Ipanema – Funk / Latin
5. One Note Samba –
6. Night in Tunisia – Jazz –
7. Song for my father - Funky
8. Oye Coma Va - Latin
9. Sugar
10. Watermelon man - Funk
11. Mr. Magic - Funk
12. St.Thomas – Jazz-funk
13. Autumn Leaves (Latin version)
14. Canalope Island (Herbie Hancock )
15. Feeling like making love
16. Killer Joe
17. Europa
18. Caravan
19. Chameleon – Herbie Hancock
20. Blue Bossa
21. Blues(Fast)
22. Equinox
23. Footprints - Funk
24. Summertime – Funk
25. I’ll Take You There – Staple Singers
26. Play That Funky Music (White Boy) – Wild Cherry
27. Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
28. Use Me – Bill Whithers
29. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
30. Just the Two of us
31. Shake Everything You Got
32. Summer Samba
33. Recorda Me
34. 500 Miles High – Chick Corea
35. Desafinado – Stan Getz / Joao Gilberto
36. How Insensitive