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Aynur, Erkan Ogur, Kirike and Rembetiko

Moshe Morad visits Istanbul in search of traditional music. With sessions from Kurdish singer Aynur and multi-instrumentalist Erkan Ogur, plus a visit to the city of Izmir.

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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Sat 20 Feb 2010 15:00

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  • Babylon music club

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

    Duration: 09:31

  • Music Played

    • Erkan Ogur with Sinan Eroglu

      Improv/Yabanci

      • BBC Recording in Istanbul on 7th December 2009.
    • Aynur

      Delale

      Composer: Trad

      • BBC Recording at Babylon on 8th December 2009.
    • Aynur

      Seyde Min

      Composer: Trad

      • BBC Recording at Babylon on 8th December 2009.
  • Aynur

    Kurdish singer Aynur demonstrates her traditional instrument.

    Duration: 09:51

  • Music Played

    • Aynur

      Ahmedo

      • BBC Recording at Babylon on 8th December 2009.
  • Censorship of ethnic music

    Hasan Saltik talks about censorship of ethnic music in Turkey.

    Duration: 07:20

  • Music Played

    • Ibrahim Tatlises

      Agamda Simdi Gelir (Urfaliyam Dagliyam)

      • Yagmurla Gelen Kadin.
      • Idobay Müzik Yapim/The Orchard.
    • 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.

    Duration: 09:18

  • Music Played

    • Erkan Ogur with Sinan Erogl

      Dilore

      Composer: Trad

      • BBC Recording in Istanbul on 7th December 2009.
    • 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.

    Duration: 03:35

  • Music Played

    • 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.

    Duration: 06:03

  • Music Played

    • 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.

    Duration: 06:25

  • Music Played

    • 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.

    Duration: 06:32

  • Music Played

    • Nayi Osman Dede

      Segah Saz Semai

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

      • BBC Recording in Istanbul on 5th December 2009.
    • Derya Turkan (kamanche) and Yurdal Tokcan (oud)

      Pesendide Saz Semai

      Composer: Sultan Selim III

      • BBC Recording in Istanbul on 5th December 2009.

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