- General Admission: $28
- UCSD Student: $9
“To hear Aynur’s voice is to hear the transformation of all the layers of human joy and suffering into one sound. It reaches so deep into our soul, tears into our hearts, and then we are for one moment, joined as one. It is unforgettable.”—Yo-Yo Ma
Over the years Aynur has become one of the most well known musicians from Turkey and a representative for the Kurdish people. Her vocal style and her albums are praised not just in Turkish media but also in international media. Her albums are best sellers among Kurdish folk albums. Based on traditional Kurdish folk songs—many of them at least 300 years old—Aynur’s music is about the life and suffering of Kurdish people, in particular, the women. Musically she tries to blend Kurdish with Western music, interpreting her traditional repertoire in a modern way. She has collaborated with famous musicians and bands like world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble, Kayhan Kalhor, Javier Limon, Kinan Azmeh, Mercan Dede, Salman Gambarov, Cemil Qocgiri, Morgenland All Star Band, Nerderland Blazers Ensemble, and Sertab Erener.