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Turkish Rap II

There was a music sector in Turkey even though it was not anything like the developed Western market, and the center of this scene initially was the Eastern Bank (Doğu Bank) in the Sirkeci-Eminönü districts, which then moved to Unkapanı Record Sellers Bazaar (İMÇ) in Fatih district in the seventies.

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Reflections on A Golden Horn – Jazz and Turkish Music

Many years after the “discovery” of jazz by the Turkish public, American jazz musicians began to develop a fascination for Turkish music. However, only in rare cases this led to an effort to learn about the different Turkish traditions and their impact on European and American music, the fact after 1955 qualified ethnomusicological recordings began to be available.

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Turkey’s Eurovision Adventure

I was born around the mid 1970s and was a young boy during the heydays of the contest when there was only one channel to watch.

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Popular Music, Rock, and Being a Bard Singer

It is important to emphasize once again that the modern ‘aşık’ bard tradition in Turkey found footing in the 1970s.

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Being a Modern “Aşık” in Turkey

Bard singers are an example to the interesting sources of the modern tradition of popular music.

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The Journey of Westernisation of Turkish Music – The Anatolian Pop Perspective

Turkey’s interest in western music culture dates back to Ottoman era, when some of the Sultans had a huge interest in Western classical music.

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Turkish Rap

The roots of Turkish rap go back to Turkish workers who were called to Germany as cheap working power in the 60s.

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