Street sounds of Berlin: Santur player Hakan Tuğrul on sharing traditional Persian music in a diverse city

We’re getting to know some of Berlin’s buskers. This week, we met Santur player Hakan Tuğrul and listened in on some traditional Persian music.

Photo by Nikki Motson



Berlin is a vibrant place, full of diverse sights and sounds, and the city’s many buskers are a part of the scene. In a new series, we’re talking with Berlin street musicians in order to find out more about who they are and what drives them to share their music throughout the city.

This week, we meet Santur player Hakan Tuğrul at Fehrbelliner Platz to listen to some traditional Persian music as well as his original compositions.


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