Paula Darwish has been charming audiences with her unique mix of music from Turkey and the Middle East for over fifteen years. Blending beautiful ballads with ubiquitous Anatolian folk dances like tsiftetelli and halay, her passion and energy is as hard to resist as her global rhythms. Her programme includes an ever changing selection from the vast repertoires of Turkish and Kurdish folk music. The band appears in a duo, trio and larger groups depending on the venue and occasion. As well as Turkish and Kurdish songs, the set may also includes song in Arabic, Armenian and other regional languages. She normally plays with Serpil Kılıç, a bağlama player originally from Turkey. Other musicians that are sometimes part of the line-up include Erdoğan Bayır (bağlama) and Mina Mikhail (oud, ney and duduk).