Uhu is the title of the new album by Sanem Kalfa and George Dumitriu and it represents the sound of the owl in Turkish and Romanian. The owl is the symbol of spiritual and intellectual wisdom, rebirth and mystery. The identity of the new project is inspired by Rumi, „the prince of sufi poets”, a simple, intimate, honest exploration of music in a rich way melodically and creatively.
Blue note records trumpetist Ambrose Akinmusire, one of the most important musicians of contemporary jazz, is the guest on this new record. Winner of Montreaux Jazz Competition, Sanem Kalfa sings original compositions of both members of the group and cover songs in her mother tongue (Turkish), Portuguese, Italian and English. The dialog is rendered together with poly-instrumentalist and composer George Dumitriu, active on the jazz, contemporary classical and improvised music scenes of Amsterdam.