Traditional

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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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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‘Üçtelli’ with Osman Kırca

Osman Kırca is a folk music hero and a master of ‘Üçtelli’ (also called Cura) stringed instrument. Born in 1956 in Çavdır village in Kaş, Kırca was introduced to this three-stringed instrument by his father.

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Contemporary Female Âşıklar in Âşık Music Tradition of Turkey

In order to understand the position of female âşıklar in Turkish society we must look at what the âşık tradition consists of.

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A Great Day in Anatolia

The concept of nicknames globally came into our lives with the Internet Era, however; this has been a tradition in ‘Aşıklık’ culture for hundreds of years.

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