Turkish Ney, Mey, Zurna, Sipsi
Instructor/ performer (ney, mey, zurna) hails from Ismir, Turkey, where he combined his natural musical proficiency in rhythm and melody with formal studies in the idiom of Turkish folk music.
Hamit was a popular recording artist and toured with several traditional ensembles throughout Turkey and Europe before coming to the US. He's spent the last few years in the Philadelphia area, where his ney and zorna playing have gained him a growing new audience. In addition to a brilliant ability to play the above mentioned reed instruments, he also plays baglama and various percussion instruments.