Thanks Willy - that song is really so beautiful (as is she) - you may like this guy's music - he sings in Folk Venues & hails from Diyarbakır in S.East Turkey (I'm forever posting him on this thread - another obsession I'm afraid, but his style is very unusual...)
Thanks for the two Goksel tracks, Pauline/Kastamonu. I thought she was a stray one-hit wonder that I'd rescued from obscurity, but she's a star!
I can't help noticing that you tend to favour the boy singers. I suspect you're being swayed by their superficial charms rather than the music. Me, I always go for something more deep and meaningful. Something that will pass the test of time and fleeting fashion. Something that makes me look at the world with a deeper understanding of its pain and injustice while tapping my toes at the same time. Such as Nil Karaibrahimgil's horrifying 'Hakkında Her Şeyi Duymak İstiyorum', providing what I take to be quite a balanced public information film on the risks of not wearing a seat belt whilst strumming the guitar or, indeed, the outside of the windscreen. I wince every time I watch it, all too aware of the horrible risks that she is taking and the inconvenience to the driver. But it does give hope to hay fever sufferers everywhere. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrNXaqpkfFk
Hi Pauline, Yes, I like Hozan Beşir and having played a few more of his songs, found an in-sync version of your link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4MvAJMaxq4 I'm not too crazy about his use of special effects though.
Thanks Willy - much better - I agree his special effects are an acquired taste - I think he gets a bit carried away with the emotion of it all (gets to me every time - I have travelled to S.East Turkey a few times, his singing brings back many happy memories of life & culture there) - as for the 'Vanlı Kız' - Girl from Van (where they had the terrible earthquake during (bitter) winter this year :( - she is quite marvellous - her version so much enjoyed - I shall keep playing!
I know I'm drifting off course (East Turkestan)so I'll reign it back in again by sharing a link to some fascinating and expressive dancing by eastern Turkish folk, which also appeals :) Caution: It's LOUD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fgoS3kBVE4
I know I'm drifting off course (East Turkestan)so I'll reign it back in again by sharing a link to some fascinating and expressive dancing by eastern Turkish folk, which also appeals :) Caution: It's LOUD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fgoS3kBVE4[/quote]'
All lovely - thank you - did you notice how restrained the Uyghur audience were??
Gosh the Diyarbakır lot were rather loud - wonderful though - they certainly know how to enjoy/express themselves through music and dance in S. East (in fact in the whole of) Turkey. Well we seem to be hogging this thread a bit so cheers & have a nice Sunday.
Sweden won the Eurovision song contest evidently - UK & Turkey's entries were beyond ghastly - poor old Engelburt - didn't come over well live & maybe bad luck being the 1st on!