Germany / Turkey
Güntug Eren is a sought-after and versatile cajon player and percussionist living in Cologne. His distinct style is evident when you look at the very different musical projects in which he is involved. These range from pop music and Fado to orchestral chamber music and lots more.
Güntug was born in Cologne and has been travelling between Germany and Istanbul since his childhood. At the age of 6 he convinced his mother to buy him his first darbuka. That was the beginning of his rhythmic journey into the world of percussion. He received his first lessons from Sukru Altındemir who taught him the rhythms of Turkish art music.
Today the cajon is his favorite percussion instrument next to many other instruments as the darbuka, bongos and conga.
Turkish Chamber Orchestra (TCO): www.turkishchamberorchestra.jimdo.com
" Sela Cajons are the only cajons that I can use other percussion-instrument techniques "