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Traditional Kurdish Music - Hozan Beşir

PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:45 pm
by kastamonu
Singing (mainly) in Kurdish & playing electronic saz

He puts his heart and soul into this (I feel...)

http://tr.sevenload.com/videolar/9GvcPV ... sir-Sabiha

I have (today) emailed Mark Coles asking if he might include some Kurdish music in one of the (remaining...) programmes over the next few weeks.

Re: Traditional Kurdish Music - Hozan Beşir

PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:45 pm
by judith
Hi, Pauline! I couldn't get the video to play consistently, so (for those who can access YouTube, as you cannot) I found this on YouTube. I think it is the same song, or recorded at the same time - same orange shirt, same tapestry (gorgeous). I agree that he does put his all into it and I do like watching him play and sing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4MvAJMaxq4

Re: Traditional Kurdish Music - Hozan Beşir

PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:20 pm
by kastamonu
Thanks for this Judith - it's a much better video of him singing Gecmiş Bahar Gelmiş Yazlar - the other song (I agree it's from the same session) is Sabiha - the good news is that we now have You Tube back in Turkey - hoorah! So (hopefully!) here it is on You Tube!

Best regards,
Pauline

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBPytjUw ... re=related

Re: Traditional Kurdish Music - Hozan Beşir

PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:40 am
by judith
Yes, there it is. That is good news about YouTube. Last I'd heard, it couldn't be accessed in Turkey.

(I seem to remember that another video of Kurdish music on here a while back also had the gorgeous tapestries and rugs!)

Re: Traditional Kurdish Music - Hozan Beşir

PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:23 pm
by kastamonu
judith wrote:
(I seem to remember that another video of Kurdish music on here a while back also had the gorgeous tapestries and rugs!)


Yes - that was him again! I think the whole session was recorded for a (?Kurdish maybe) TV channel here - the beautiful rugs and wall-hangings are typical of Kurdish (& many traditional Turkish) homes - I also love them - so colourful and happy - people gather together on them to drink Turkish tea and eat together - often seated on the rugs on the floor.

Bests,
Pauline

Re: Traditional Kurdish Music - Hozan Beşir

PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:27 pm
by DavidM
Excuse me Pauline/Kastamonu, but could you tell us a little more about being a Dolly Parton fan in Turkey; it just seems like a fascinating mix of cultures, I can't quite get my head around it. Or maybe country music is much more popular over there than we imagine - ?

Re: Traditional Kurdish Music - Hozan Beşir

PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:10 pm
by kastamonu
DavidM wrote:Excuse me Pauline/Kastamonu, but could you tell us a little more about being a Dolly Parton fan in Turkey; it just seems like a fascinating mix of cultures, I can't quite get my head around it. Or maybe country music is much more popular over there than we imagine - ?

Hi David - well I imagine a lot of people here do like country music - I'm not entirely sure, although Jazz & Blues are played a lot on TRT Radio 3 here! I have only been in Turkey for 6 years - I have been a lifelong fan of Dolly's though - I hail from the UK and spent 32 years there (for my sins) working in London.

I love all kinds of music - as you can probably see from the Forum - but you are right about the fascinating mix of cultures in this neck of the woods!

Best regards

Pauline