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By Music City Pulse Podcast

Arkan Doski and Sidqi Arizy are Kurdish musicians who call Nashville home. Arkan plays keyboard using samples of traditional Kurdish instruments. He acquires these samples with the help of his friends still in his homeland of Kurdistan. Sidqi is a singer who also plays the baglama, also referred to as the saz. Nashville Tennessee has the largest Kurdish community in the United States with around 15,000 residents. Arkan and Sidqi both spent time in a refugee camp in Turkey before arriving in Nashville. Once in Nashville their love for music connected them and they became friends who have been playing together for close to 20 years. They are in high demand as musicians in middle Tennessee, as well as across the US, staying busy playing weddings, birthdays, and Kurdish holiday celebrations. All music heard in this podcast was recorded immediately preceding the interview.

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