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Ahmet Kaya

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...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...
...Introduction Turkey’s 2013 protests started in Istanbul’s Gezi Park on 28 May as a demonstration by a few city planners and environmentalists to save a public green space. By 31 May, approximately three and a half million people were...

Turkey under the Stewardship of AKP

Lyndon C. S. Way

Lyndon C. S. Way is Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, at Liverpool Hope University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music and Multimodal Critical Discourse Studies : Ideology, Control, and Resistance in Turkey Since 2002

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...When I was in Canada, I saw one of Billy Bragg’s concerts in Toronto as part of his North American tour which promoted his 1991 album “Don’t Try This at Home.” He expressed outrage at the US president of the time, George Bush. Between...

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...

Bashraf

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bashraf is an instrumental genre in Arab and Turkish classical musical traditions. The significance of this genre is that it preserves a Turkish instrumental form that has not changed for centuries and that Arabs enjoy and adopted as part...

Political Parties and Pop

Lyndon C. S. Way

Lyndon C. S. Way is Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, at Liverpool Hope University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music and Multimodal Critical Discourse Studies : Ideology, Control, and Resistance in Turkey Since 2002

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Election campaigns in Turkey are colorful affairs where flags and banners of political parties hang everywhere and anywhere vying for voters’ attention (see Figure 5.1). Vans and buses painted in the colors associated with each party drive...

Maqām (Kurdish)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...As used in this book, Kurdish maqām is the originally sacred repertoire of the Kurdish Yarsan or Ahl-e Haqq (‘People of Truth’) religion of Iranian Kurdistan, Iraq and Turkey; the current number of adherents is estimated to be approximately...

Producing TV Series Music in Istanbul

Eliot Bates

Eliot Bates is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of Music in Turkey: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (2011) and Digital Tradition: Arrangement and Labor in Istanbul’s Recording Studio Culture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Approaches to the Production of Music and Sound

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...When we conceive of music in relation to the concept of production, what specifically is being produced? The dialectic between the production of culture and the cultures of production (Du Gay 1997) depends upon the idea that production...

Popular Music among Turkish Roman

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Articles

...Popular music of Roman (the preferred name among groups in Turkey whom outsiders call ‘Gypsies’) and related groups in Turkey has been significantly impacted by the intertwining of musical practices, stylistic inflections and genre...

Concerts as Multimodal Communication

Lyndon C. S. Way

Lyndon C. S. Way is Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, at Liverpool Hope University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music and Multimodal Critical Discourse Studies : Ideology, Control, and Resistance in Turkey Since 2002

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Grup Yorum is renowned in Turkey for being a radical left-wing political Özgün music group. Their concerts are pretty much guaranteed to be an edgy affair with both good music and a large measure of politics which upset the authorities....