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Ahmet Kaya

Artist Pages

...As an artist of Kurdish descent performing in Turkey, Ahmet Kaya’s folk material wrestled with issues of peace and social justice. Born in 1957 in Turkey, Kaya was the last of five children and became interested in music at age six. Prior...

Kurdish Folk in Turkey

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Articles

...While Kurdish musical traditions have existed for centuries, the musical tradition that is here called Kurdish folk refers to a specific musical movement in Turkey that started in the 1990s. The roots of this genre can be traced back...

Turkey

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 68,109,469 (2003)Turkey is located in western Asia, with an extensive Mediterranean and Black Sea coastline, and a small proportion of its landmass, Turkish Thrace, situated on the eastern tip of Europe. A large proportion...