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Aynur, Erkan Ogur, Kirike and Rembetiko

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 20 February 2010

Istanbul is a European Capital of Culture for 2010 and Moshe Morad continues his search for traditional music in this melting-pot of peoples and cultures. Including a session recorded at Istanbul's most iconic music venue, Babylon, with one of Turkey's most important Kurdish voices, Aynur. Plus a session with the virtuosic multi-instrumentalist Erkan Ogur, and a visit to the Aegean city of Izmir, the birth-place of Rembetiko.
Moshe Morad explores Istanbul’s rich musical mix and records sessions with many of Turkey's top musicians - from the country's most famous Kurdish voice (Aynur), and the sublime guitar playing of Erkan Ogur, to the wonderful sound of oud and kamanche with Yurdal Tokcan and Derya Turkan. Moshe learns about some of Turkey's best-loved traditional instruments such as the kamanche and the saz, hears the stories behind the music, and finds out from the people who live there what Istanbul means to them. Amongst them, he meets record executive Hasan Saltik, who set-up and runs the Kalan label, and who was sent to jail on more than one occasion for his love of minority musics. Moshe also travels the short distance to the Aegean coast where he records one type of music that has stayed in its original home rather than emigrate to Istanbul: Rembetiko.

Presented by Moshe Morad
Produced by James Parkin

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Music and featured items

21 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Babylon music club

    Moshe talks to Ahmet about how the Babylon music club has changed Istanbul's music scene.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Erkan Ogur with Sinan Eroglu
      00:00

      Erkan Ogur with Sinan Eroglu Improv/Yabanci

      BBC Recording in Istanbul on 7th December 2009

    • Image for Aynur
      00:02

      Aynur Delale

      Composer: Trad

      BBC Recording at Babylon on 8th December 2009

    • Image for Aynur
      00:06

      Aynur Seyde Min

      Composer: Trad

      BBC Recording at Babylon on 8th December 2009

  • Aynur

    Kurdish singer Aynur demonstrates her traditional instrument.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Aynur
      00:14

      Aynur Ahmedo

      BBC Recording at Babylon on 8th December 2009

  • Censorship of ethnic music

    Hasan Saltik talks about censorship of ethnic music in Turkey.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Ibrahim Tatlises
      00:21

      Ibrahim Tatlises Agamda Simdi Gelir (Urfaliyam Dagliyam)

      Yagmurla Gelen Kadin, Idobay Müzik Yapim/The Orchard

    • Image for Erkan Ogur with Sinan Eroglu
      00:26

      Erkan Ogur with Sinan Eroglu Improv/Genc

      BBC Recording in Istanbul on 7th December 2009

  • Erkan Ogur and the fretless guitar

    Erkan Ogur demonstrates the fretless guitar he invented.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Erkan Ogur with Sinan Erogl
      00:28

      Erkan Ogur with Sinan Erogl Dilore

      Composer: Trad

      BBC Recording in Istanbul on 7th December 2009

    • Image for Erkan Ogur with Sinan Eroglu
      00:32

      Erkan Ogur with Sinan Eroglu Lullaby

      BBC Recording on location

  • Musical diversity of Istanbul

    Music executive Riza Okcu explains the history of musical diversity of Istanbul.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Kirike
      00:38

      Kirike My Nargile

      BBC Recording in Izmir on 4th December 2009

  • Kirike and Zebek music

    Neo-folk group Kirike demonstrate their instruments and discuss the Zebek music tradition.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Kirike
      00:42

      Kirike Dort Mevsimli Gozler

      BBC Recording in Izmir on 4th December 2009

  • History of Izmir and Rembetiko

    Moshe and members of Kirike talk about the history of Izmir and Rembetiko.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Kirike
      00:49

      Kirike Bir Sir Var Gulusunde

      BBC Recording in Izmir on 4th December 2009

  • Derya Turjan and Yurdal Tokcan

    Derya Turjan and Yurdal Tokcan perform music from the Ottoman tradition.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Nayi Osman Dede
      00:52

      Nayi Osman Dede Segah Saz Semai

      Artists: Derya Turkan (kamanche) and Yurdal Tokcan (oud)

      BBC Recording in Istanbul on 5th December 2009

    • Image for Derya Turkan (kamanche) and Yurdal Tokcan (oud)
      00:57

      Derya Turkan (kamanche) and Yurdal Tokcan (oud) Pesendide Saz Semai

      Composer: Sultan Selim III

      BBC Recording in Istanbul on 5th December 2009

  • Aynur

    Aynur

  • Erkan Ogur and Sinan Eroglu

    Erkan Ogur and Sinan Eroglu

    Erkan Ogur (l) with Sinan Eroglu (r)

  • Derya Turkan and Yurdal Tokcan

    Derya Turkan and Yurdal Tokcan

    Derya Turkan (kamanche) (l) and Yurdal Tokcan (oud) (r)

  • Izmir

    Izmir

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