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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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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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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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The Rise of Anatolian Rock

Today it is widely known that the founder of the modern Turkish Republic, Atatürk, had deeply favoured a fusion between Turkish traditional music and Western music.

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Attitude, Wording, Melody: How and Why Are Bard Singers Budding Up?

The pop music market only started budding up in the 1970s in Turkey. This was a sign of the sectoral dynamism to come.

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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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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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