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  Music of Turkey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turkey is a country on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, and is a crossroad of cultures from across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus and South and Central Asia.
Turkish folk music, is characterized by the culture of Turkish-speaking rural communities of Anatolia, the Balkans, and Middle East.
Music is an important part of education in Turkey, and is a part of most or all school systems in the country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Turkey   (5855 words)

 Music of Turkey
Atatürk's restriction of Arab influenced music policy in 1934 was misinterpreted by the burocrats, and turned into a full-scale ban on the Ottoman classical music, which was abolished about a year later by Atatürk himself.
music, which was banned for most of its existence.
Taksim are part of a suite of music consisting of a prelude, postlude and a primary section which begins with and is punctuated by taksim.
www.mp3.fm /Turkish_music.htm   (819 words)

 Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of Turkey - PopMatters Music Review
Sezen's music is somewhere between Turkish pop (a genre as prevalent in Turkey as in the U.S.) and traditional.
He has revived the music of the Laz people (an ethnic minority in Turkey mostly centered around the Black Sea region) and has also revived their traditional instruments.
When one hears music from another country, it gives a face and a voice to the nameless masses of people that inhabit the rest of the world.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/various/various-roughguideturkey.shtml   (1124 words)

 Turkish Music & Music in Turkey
From the mystical flute music of the whirling dervishes through Ottoman classical court compositions, Anatolian folk tunes and the driving rhythm of the bellydance, to the latest multi-track techno-pop, Turkey is alive with sound.
First-time visitors to Turkey used to marvel at the delicious cuisine, but the new surprise is the music.
The slow, mournful, mystical music of the whirling dervishes is completely appropriate to the gravity of the Sufi sema (religious ceremony) at which it is performed.
www.turkeytravelplanner.com /special/music/index.html   (401 words)

 Western Music in Turkey from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
Because of his military career and training in music, Giuseppe Donizetti, brother of the opera composer Gaetano, was invited to Istanbul to assist in the military reforms as they pertained to music.
It was considered a privilege at the time to be educated in the harem and she made particular use of the music instruction she received as a resident of the palace.
Ottoman art and culture were shunned during this period, including music, which was banned for a short time from radio broadcasts, and attention was drawn to folk art, poetry and music from all parts of Turkey.
www.newmusicon.org /v11n1/v111turkey.html   (2497 words)

 Rough Guide to the Music of Turkey
Positioned as it is between Europe and Asia, and with an imperial past that grew to cover parts of both continents, Turkey's music reflects a wide variety of influences as well as being a major influence on others.
The most obvious comparison is with Arabic music, which due to the Ottoman reign and the cultural exchange resulting from it shares many traits with Turkish music, including a fondness for blazing drum patterns and passionate female vocalists.
Turkey's contemporary music scene is as lively as any in the world, encompassing everything from dancefloor-friendly pop stars such as Ebru Gendes to reworkings of traditional Gypsy melodies.
www.greenmanreview.com /cd/cd_va_roughguide_turkey.html   (590 words)

 Mavi Boncuk Archives: Western Music in Turkey from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
Irregular meters that combine odd and even numbers of beats are quite common in Turkish folk music, and Saygun refers to them as aksak rhythms, from the Turkish word for "limping," a term that is actually borrowed from Ottoman classical music as a label for various rhythmic modes, or usuls.
With this modest introduction to the history and practice of Western music in Turkey, it is my hope to generate more interest in a wealth of music and music history that awaits anyone who wants to look further.
European Music at the Ottoman Court, The London Academy of Ottoman Court Music, Emre Aracı, conductor, Kalan Müzik Yapım, 2000.
mbarchives.blogspot.com /2006/03/western-music-in-turkey-from.html   (2408 words)

 Turkish Music,music in turkey,turkish music,islamic music,art,ottoman music,music in Istanbul,Abbasid and the ...
When describing Turkish music today it is generally said that Ottoman composers availed themselves of the rich musical heritage found in the cultural centers of the Abbasid and the Timurogullari, where Turkish, Araband Iranian musicians performed and created music known as Ottoman court music.
The various types of Turkish music differing in modes and pitch include tunes and spirituals and are classified as kar, murabba beste, agir semai, yuruk semai, sarki, pesrev, saz semai, taksim, gazel, ilahi and kaside.
Intended reforms in the field of music during the Republican period led to debates on the subjects of European, Turkish, polyphonic and monophonic music.
www.bazaarturkey.com /music_in_turkey.htm   (730 words)

 Universal Music Group
Together, Universal Music Turkey, Nese Müzik, Mars Müzik and S Müzik are the largest music group in Turkey with a share of over 40 percent.
The Universal Music Turkey label, which releases all of Universal’s international repertoire in Turkey, is the country’s market leader in international music, enjoying success this year with albums by Metallica, Cranberries and Bryan Adams.
Universal Music Turkey distributes repertoire from all four labels throughout Turkey and the Turkish speaking republics of the former Soviet Union such as Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan as well as to countries with Turkish-language markets such as Germany.
new.umusic.com /News.aspx?NewsId=20   (554 words)

Following the application of Izmir's music enthusiests to state authorities in 1954, a music school was opened where training was given to secondary and high school students in piano, violin, singing and solfeggio The school became a State Conservatory in 1958-59 and rapidly developed to include music and theatre arts.
The music market in Turkey had no difficulty in finding from the music of the masser who the villages to Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir to live an urban life style Although these people were full of desires, their socio-economic conditions were limited, and they faced unhappiness, pessimism and fatalism.
Taha insists that his music is not rai (a style of Algerian popular music played on the electric guitar, synthesizer, and percussion instruments) - but, instead, a fusion of regional music with harsher sounds of mainstream rock and punk and the energy of modern dance music.
www.byegm.gov.tr /REFERENCES/turkishmusic2001.htm   (11346 words)

 EMF Institute: Gluck on Turkey
The first electronic music studio in Turkey was founded in 1999 at Istanbul Technical University.
In a correspondence in August 2003, Snapper comments: "Electronic music is very exciting to the Turks and it is the area of new music that is the most alive and developed in Turkey.
But electronic music is not supported by the government and the activities about electronic music festivals are mostly DJ music organizations sponsored by drink companies.
emfinstitute.emf.org /articles/gluck.turkey_06.html   (1727 words)

 cdRoots.com: buy world music CDs from unexpected places
Ottoman, Turkish-Ottoman and Jewish recordings by Isaac Algazi (born in Turkey 1889, died in Uruguay 1950) are a testimony to Sephardic musical traditions in the last decades of the Ottoman period.
Founded in 1986 by Nikiforos Metaxas, a Byzantine music specialist, it became one of the first musical ensembles to seriously explore the roots of both Greek and Turkish music and their impact on oneanother.
This is the musical setting for a ceremony held in the zawiya-s, holy places for the religious cult, and home of the whirling dervishes.
www.cdroots.com /turkey.shtml   (4658 words)

 Traditional Music in Turkey
Much of this is orchestral music, tied to various functions, and not of the highest interest to me. Aside from that, however, Ottoman music is of definite historical interest, with developments paralleling many of those for European music.
For instance, Ottoman court music underwent a distinct stylistic shift in the mid-1700s, and again in the very early 1900s, when it disappeared as a living entity.
Besides the revival of this later Ottoman music, based upon direct remnants of c.1900 culture, there is the beginning of an "early music" movement in Turkey, concentrating on music from the 1600s and earlier.
www.medieval.org /music/world/turkish.html   (693 words)

 Contemporary Music in Turkey "ROCK" & Jazz
We believe EMRE is going to be A New Star (and a truely sophisticated one) in the Turkish Pop Music Arena.
Sebnem Ferah is one of the most talented Turkish "Rock Music Singers" and enjoys great popularity among young people in specific.
Turkey's well known young rock guitarist serdar Oztop, released his first solo and Turkey''s first instrumental rock guitar album in 2002.
www.videosofturkey.com /category.asp?id=29   (306 words)

 Turkey - Entertainment - Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Sertab Erener, born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1964, is one of the most popular and acclaimed female vocalists in her country.
Music has gained a respected place in Turkish society in recent years.
The Turkish media give wide coverage to music and musical events around the world.
www3.estart.com /turkey/entertainment/music.html   (138 words)

 Folk Songs and Dance Music of Turkey and the Arab World
Folk Songs and Dance Music of Turkey and the Arab World
ANATOLIA expertly explores the traditions of Turkey and the Arab world.
's 1996 debut anthology features eleven pieces which include both solo improvisations (taksim) as well as ensemble works (both vocal and instrumental) representing urban folk and traditional village music from different regions.
www.hinesmusic.com /Anatolia_FSDM.html   (171 words)

 Artists in Turkey - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
From the artist: He is a guitar player from North Cyprus.He is just in the beginning and he thinks that,he is going to become a good musician.
My idea is music is life, life is music.
Turkey, a colorful country and its "Taxi drive" added musical inspirations.
music.download.com /3605-5_32-0.html?country=Turkey   (260 words)

 Music in Turkey
Turkey’s cultural fabric is made up of a rich combination of diverse cultures rooted deeply in history.
By virtue of its geographical position, Turkey lies at the axis of the cultures of the East, the West, the Middle Eastern, the Mediterranean and Islam.
Especially the popular music is very popular abroad.
www.worldturkey.com /lang/eng/music.php   (162 words)

 The Art of The Ottoman: The music of Turkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The revival of Ottoman Art music in Turkish society is an interesting phenomenon on a number of levels.
Between the 16th and 19th centuries, during the height of the Ottoman Empire, an elite, urban, supra-national musical traditional flourished.
Unlike the folk and religious music forms practiced by the many religious and ethnic communities that were part of the empire, Ottoman Art Music was a self-conscious form that saw itself as above all the local, ethnic and religious musical conventions.
www.rootsworld.com /reviews/turkey.html   (146 words)

 Bodrum - bodrum: music from Turkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Either you have enjoyed the local music while doing holiday here in Bodrum, or you would like to listen to the typical songs of Bodrum before you come down -
Okay Temiz - Turkey's famous drummer pays his tribute to Bodum's Çökertme song as a pure instrumental version.
You will need the Winamp or another music player on your PC in order to hear your MP3
www.bodrum4u.com /download/mp3.htm   (165 words)

 World Music Turkey - Turkish Music
Highly regarded for his work with the famed Erkose Brothers, other Turkish musicians and musicians from around the world, clarinet virtuoso Barbaros Erkose is a celebrated master of Turkey's traditional fasil Roman (Gypsy) music.
In this recording, the Barbaros Erkose Ensemble presents an array of Turkish light classical fasil and urban music in the driving and fluid improvisational style found among Roman urban musicians of Turkey.
Tracks on this recording portray a captivating and exciting range of musical colors from the Turkish urban landscape.
www.almudo.com /Turkey-Music.htm   (349 words)

 Amazon.com: Folk Music from Turkey: Music: Huseyin & Gunay Turkmenler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
This cd features 18 tracks of Turkish Folk Music, most have female vocals, but 3 songs are instrumental.
The booklet included has a brief summation about what each song is about and has photographs and definitions of the instruments used.
The booklet is in English, German, French, and Spanish, and the music was recorded in the U.K. in 1998.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000006NYC?v=glance   (379 words)

 WNYC - New Sounds: Cross-cultural Music (June 08, 2006)
There's new music from Turkey and elsewhere on this New Sounds program.
Listen to some of his most recent record, “Su.” Plus, music by the groove-based experimental collective known as Club D’Elf.
A weeklong on-air music festival designed to help you create the classical music library of your dreams.
www.wnyc.org /shows/newsounds/episodes/2006/06/08   (254 words)

 Buy Sufi Music of Turkey
This album entres you into a pure world of contemplation and sufism with the humane sound of the ney, and with some of the most beautiful classical compositions for this instrument.
I don't know if this is the best, but this is a recording that just takes the top of my head off.
The duets are subtle -the two neys seemlessly blending and complementing each other.I also enjoy the hypnotic and propulsive selections with the frame drum accompaniment.
www.1-music-store.com /product+Sufi-Music-of-B00004W5MA.html   (248 words)

 Kalan Music, Turkey, at cdRoots / Kalan Müzik
One of the premiere recording companies in Turkey, Kalan Müzik publishes a wide range of folk, popular and relgious music from Turkey, Armenia, Greece and the Balkans.
Sephardic songs, arranged by Erkan Ogur (who also plays guitar and ud), is performed to subdued perfection by an ensemble of the Esims (vocals and guitar), Okay Temiz on percussion, Tarik Sezer (cello and keyboards) and Cem Ikiz on guitar.
Vivid musical patterns rooted in Turkish, Kurdish, Persian and other musical forms come together on mostly traditional instruments and a wonderful group of vocalists and create a film for the mind.
www.cdroots.com /kalan.shtml   (2044 words)

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