Music

Nükhet Ruacan

It was spring time in 1989 when I first heard the fabulous Nükhet Ruacan live. Mostly I’m not good at remembering the exact dates or years but this time I had the chance to check it out with my mates from the university as we were assigned a hotel project at that time as a part of our architectural design course and we were visiting Istanbul to see some selected sites.

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İmer Demirer – Trumpet

This will be a subjective article no matter how you view it. It isn’t enough to write about such an esteemed person—a really prominent musician—through a couple of anecdotes but Batu Akyol kindly asked me and I jumped at the chance saying “Yes, of course”.

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10 Memorable Performances from Turkey’s Eurovision Adventure

In 2013, TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation) announced Turkey’s withdrawal from the Eurovision Song Competition. Eurovision was an event that everyone in Turkey waited impatiently for, and it was very disappointing that we had to let it go. People still follow the contest with interest, but there’s a hopeless wish in everyone’s mind about Turkey coming back to Eurovision.

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Did Sameness In Pop Music Produce Rock Bards – Bard Singers?

If we were to define the modern ‘aşık’ as a “city bard”, thirty years that started with 1990 gained a great momentum, despite never fully becoming a tradition.

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Müzeyyen Senar: Diva of the Republic

What an artist Such who inspired many others! She was born twice; her real birth and her musical birth. She is called Diva of the Republic, she is Müzeyyen Senar.

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Evolution of Turkish Pop

Pop music has a nearly 60-year-old past in Turkey. However, it feels like the hype of pop is fading nowadays, and I can say that the quality of new songs going down is a big reason for this.

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A Brief History of The Clarinet in Anatolia

The clarinet was in the performance of Turkish music. Th, which was first heard in Muzika-i Hümayun.

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5 Remarkable Music Festivals in Anatolia

Festivals are great places in the world for music lovers, without a doubt. If you wonder which festivals are noteworthy to visit in Turkey, you are about to find out right now!

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Ramadan Drummers of Turkey

During 30 days of every year, Muslim people follow a worship period called “Ramadan”. They fast to show devotion to their God, namely “Allah” in Muslim culture. This fasting period begins with “sahur” and goes on until “iftar”.

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Best Examples of Turkish Music in Video Games

Titles that range from "Civilization", to "Assassin's Creed", here are the video games that have the best examples of Turkish music in their score.

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