By 2000 Osman was was invited to teach at the Klezmer & Greco Turkish music/CrossRoad Istanbul-New York workshop in Germany, organised by Muammer Ketençoglu. Upon his return from Germany, Osman found inspiration for a new stage project called "Balkan Express", which showcased his musical interpretations of Bulgarian, Roman, Greek, Indian, and Turkish music. The project was a success both acoustically and visually, leading to an international and domestic demand for Osman to tour extensively with the Balkan Express project. His first album, Devr-i Alem, used material from the Balkan Express performances; Osman produced a stage show to accompany the album, which consisted of a forty-member orchestra and a narration to the songs. In December 2002 Osman revamped Balkan Express and started performing with yellow-copper saz instruments under the title "Istanbul Brass Band".
A few months later he unveiled a new project he called "Bosphorus Kumpania", interpreting traditional rembetiko songs in a modern arrangements. The sound was a fusion of world sounds and his own. In 2004 Osman released his second album, Gökkusagi. His third album was Reminiscing, a blend of jazz melodies and classical harmonies, his bouzouki accompanied by strings, woodwinds, and percussion. Read more on Last.fm.
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