Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival8th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 27 - May 9, 2009


Black Fortress of Opium

"Intensity and dark regality… dominant feelings of haunting,
other-worldliness and mystique…Black Fortress of Opium
truly makes you believe that you just may be listening to something
highly monumental."
– Northeast Performer Magazine

"The music is simultaneously exotic and familiar yet it transports me
to an older world."
- Noise Magazine



BLACK FORTRESS OF OPIUM

In Concert

Ajda The Turkish Queen, vocals, mandolin, guitar, melodica
Tony Savarino,
guitars, effects, electric sitar
Rich Cortese,
bass
Joe Turner,
drums


-- Listen -- #trailer

 

Saturday, May 2    8:00 p.m.
Tower Auditorium
Massachusetts College of Art

621 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Directions

 

TICKET INFO

Admission $10

Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the door starting one hour before the concert

On-line ticket sales are closed

Ajda Snyder, The Turkish Queen, is a lyricist and multi-instrumentalist of half-Turkish descent who grew up in Texas. Both the Turkish and Texan cultures she imbibed with mother’s milk are strong and proud.  In 2006, Ajda teamed up with Boston guitarist Tony Savarino. Inspired by the lore surrounding the Turkish town of Afyonkarahisar, which means 'Black Fortress of Opium', they shortly thereafter formed the band Black Fortress of Opium together with Joe Turner, and Rich Cortese, joining later.

In 2008, the band released a self-titled debut album, which was produced by Martin Bisi (Herbie Hancock, The Dresden Dolls, John Zorn).  These highly personal compositions speak of life, love, and the human condition, and deeply reflect a unique combination of influences.

 

  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE MUSIC OF "BLACK FORTRESS OF OPIUM"

 

 

 
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