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Sezen Aksu

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...Considered the “Queen of Turkish Pop,” the career and music of Sezen Aksu has laid an aesthetic foundation for modern Turkish popular music. Born in the province of Denizli in 1954, Aksu was discouraged by her family from pursuing music...

Izmir

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 2,455,800 (2004)Formerly known as Smyrna, Izmir is Turkey’s third-largest city. It lies on the gulf of Izmir, in the center of Turkey’s Aegean coast, in close proximity to the Greek Aegean Islands. It is a large port...

Pop Music, Turkish

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The term ‘Turkish Pop’ is used here to refer to a field of popular song, largely (though not exclusively) sung in Turkish and predominantly for Turkish audiences, whether recorded in Turkey or not. It is to be distinguished from...

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...