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Music From Grup Yorum of Turkey [Videos]

August 8, 2014
Music From Grup Yorum of Turkey [Videos]

Grup Yorum is a Turkish musical group that laces Turkish folk music with a left-wing political message. The group has been in existence since 1987, during which time its members have been arrested numerous times. The transition of the Turkish government from secularist to Islamist under Turkish Prime Minister Recip Erdogan has not made life […]

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Music From Mahsun Kırmızıgül [Videos]

July 6, 2014
Music From Mahsun Kırmızıgül [Videos]

Mahsun Kırmızıgül is a popular Turkish-Kurdish singer and film star who was born in 1968. He has produced over 20 albums and performed in 10 films. Following are three of his songs.

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Music from Arif Sag [Videos]

May 26, 2014
Music from Arif Sag [Videos]

Arif Sag is a popular and influential Turkish musician who has also served in the Turkish parliament. He was born in Aşkale, Turkey in 1945 and is a member of Turkey’s Alevi religious minority. Following are some of his songs.

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Music From Grup Yorum [Videos]

January 21, 2014
Music From Grup Yorum [Videos]

  Grup Yorum is a folk musical group that was established in Turkey in 1987. Their left-wing political message has landed members of the group in jail numerous times since their founding. Since the rise to power of Recip Erdogan there has been no respite for the group, several of whose members are currently on […]

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Music of the Day: Sufi Music From Albania and Turkey [Videos]

March 25, 2012
Music of the Day: Sufi Music From Albania and Turkey [Videos]

As in other faith traditions, there is in Islam a mystical section of the faith, in which the common source of humanity in the will of G-d is recognised. All of the selection below are very relaxing. The thought occurs to me that in our time, our search for G-d is limited by our location […]

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Musician of the Day: Arif Sag of Turkey [Videos]

March 2, 2012
Musician of the Day: Arif Sag of Turkey [Videos]

Arif Sag is a renowned folk musician in Turkey. He is a member of Turkey’s Alevi religious minority. The Alevis are an offshoot of Shia Islam. In addition to being a renowned folk singer, Sag has also served in the Turkish parliament. He was born in 1945.    

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Singer of the Day: Ahmet Kaya of Turkey [Video]

November 20, 2011
Singer of the Day: Ahmet Kaya of Turkey [Video]

    Ahmet Kaya is a singer from Turkey who remains beloved and popular, 11 years after his death in 2000. Kaya is the youngest of five children, born to a Kurdish father and a Turkish mother. His musical talent was apparent at the age of six, when his father bought him a bağlama. (a […]

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A Look at Turkish Music: Grupa Yorum

January 30, 2011
A Look at Turkish Music: Grupa Yorum

There are a number of musical groups and even schools of music revolving around political themes. In Latin America, there is Cancion Nueva or the New Song movement. Its basic principle is that American culture has a very strong and corrosive influence over local culture. They believe that “cultural imperialism” is reflective of economic imperialism. […]

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