Kaknüs Ensemble

Kaknüs, is a mythological bird that lived for a long time and after it’s death is reborn from the ashes of its funeral pyre. In Eastern mythology and literature, it is said that music was derived from the sound of Kaknüs. It is also synonymous with the mythological Phoenix. The band with 7 musicians plays songs from Turkey, Greece, Middle East, Andalusia, Crimea with eastern and western instruments like saxophone, piano, ud, ney.

Canan Tuğberk: Vocal, Viola
Tuğçe Karaoğlan: Vocal, Klarinet
Ahmet Selim Koytak: Ud
Mamed Cafarov: Accordion, Piano
Münir Gür: Bass
Onur Yusufoğlu: Percussion
Şafak Nazlıcan: Drum

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... of the ensemble

Canan Tuğberk

Canan Tuğberk

Vocal, Viola

Tuğçe Karaoğlan

Tuğçe Karaoğlan

Vocal, Klarinet

Ahmet Selim Koytak

Ahmet Selim Koytak


Münir Gür

Münir Gür


Mamed Cafarov

Mamed Cafarov

Piano, Accordion

Onur Yusufoğlu

Onur Yusufoğlu


Şafak Nazlıcan

Şafak Nazlıcan



Concerts, Recordings ...

Concert at Holy Spirit Church (St. Esprit) in Istanbul

October 24th / Concerts

Kaknüs Ensemble performs at Istanbul Holy Spirit Cathedral on October 28th 2017, at 20:00. Venue opens at 19:00 Ticket price 35 TL. No seat number, tickets are available on a first come first served basis.

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Concert at Istanbul Crimean Memorial Church

September 7th / Uncategorized

Kaknün Ensemble performs at Istanbul Crimean Church on April 7th 2017, at 20:00. Venue opens at 19:00 Ticket price 30 TL. For tickets, send us a mail to reserve your seats: Kaknüs Ensemble: The

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Concert at Oyun Atolyesi on June 10, 2016

June 2nd / Uncategorized

Kaknün Ensemble performs at Oyun Atölyesi in Kadıköy on June 10th, 2016 at 20:30. Ticket price 30 TL. Tickets are on sale at Kaknüs Ensemble: The band with 7 musicians plays songs from Turkey,

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Concert in Istanbul Crimean Church on May 27

May 6th / Uncategorized

Kaknüs Ensemle performs at Crimean Church in Beyoglu Istanbul on May 27 2016, 20:00. Ticket price: 30 TL.  You can buy tickets online this page or send us a mail to reserve your seats:

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