Mar 1 2023

David Byrne Presents: Turkey Is Amazing

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Aşkın Şarabı (feat. Mikail Aslan) Aynur
Aynalar Zuhal Olcay
Erciyes Şokta Nekropsi
Blind Lemon Man BaBa ZuLa
Aşk Bu Değil Birsen Tezer
Transfer Tiktak
Bahar Gelecek Ercüneyt Özdemir
Afili Yalnızlık Emre Aydın
Kara Değil mi? Badem
Yavaş Yavaş Efsun
Geri Sar Moğollar
Deli Halayı Replikas
Hep Yek Özlem Tekin
Can Kırıkları Şebnem Ferah
Psikopat Mazhar Alanson
Abbas Gaye Su Akyol
Adımız Miskindir Bizim (feat. Mazhar Alanson) Athena
Güllerin İçinden MFÖ
Vazgeç Gönül Zeynep Dizdar
Ne Kavgam Bitti Ne Sevdam Sezen Aksu
Zorlama Güzelim Ferda Anıl Yarkın
Alla Beni Pulla Beni Barış Manço
Firuze Tarkan
Laziko Gaye Su Akyol
Yalnızlık Ömür Boyu MFÖ
Yine Aşk Var Zuhal Olcay
Çakkıdı Kenan Doğulu
Melek Candan Erçetin
Şahmeran Gaye Su Akyol
Anam Aghlar Bashujumda Otourour (Kirsehir) Mahmut Sezer

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Anyone who follows the news knows that parts of Turkey were hit by a series of earthquakes that took the lives of over 47,000 people a few weeks ago. Here is a link to a reputable organization who is providing relief to the survivors.

I have posted Turkish playlists before- mainly Turkish psychedelic stuff from back in the day. This playlist is more current, though it does include some old favorites (like Sezen Aksu). The energy and creativity in these recordings is, to say the least, very inspiring.

Take for example, Gaye Su Akyol, pictured above. She’s a singer, a painter, an activist and has a degree in anthropology. Here, from her website, is her poetic description of her latest album

A ‘contra-reality’ fiction, answering the question rising from destroyed cities, from the cultures that were intended for annihilation along with those cities, from intertwined meanings, from undisputed, unripened ideas, ‘What would it be like otherwise?’ An avant-grade B-movie, wandering through the sounds and cultures of Anatolia on the verge of being forgotten. A passionate-to-the-bone state of self-creation, with the might needed for freedom of expression, in such a political climate where it is considered revolutionary enough to even fall in love, to commit to one’s passion, to own one’s sexual identity, for women and LGBTI+ persons. A sonic expansion and invention, an embroidery of unexpected sounds, words and meanings merging into one another, to dance a newborn motif.

-David Byrne

Mar 1 2023

David Byrne Presents: Turkey Is Amazing

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Aşkın Şarabı (feat. Mikail Aslan) Aynur
Aynalar Zuhal Olcay
Erciyes Şokta Nekropsi
Blind Lemon Man BaBa ZuLa
Aşk Bu Değil Birsen Tezer
Transfer Tiktak
Bahar Gelecek Ercüneyt Özdemir
Afili Yalnızlık Emre Aydın
Kara Değil mi? Badem
Yavaş Yavaş Efsun
Geri Sar Moğollar
Deli Halayı Replikas
Hep Yek Özlem Tekin
Can Kırıkları Şebnem Ferah
Psikopat Mazhar Alanson
Abbas Gaye Su Akyol
Adımız Miskindir Bizim (feat. Mazhar Alanson) Athena
Güllerin İçinden MFÖ
Vazgeç Gönül Zeynep Dizdar
Ne Kavgam Bitti Ne Sevdam Sezen Aksu
Zorlama Güzelim Ferda Anıl Yarkın
Alla Beni Pulla Beni Barış Manço
Firuze Tarkan
Laziko Gaye Su Akyol
Yalnızlık Ömür Boyu MFÖ
Yine Aşk Var Zuhal Olcay
Çakkıdı Kenan Doğulu
Melek Candan Erçetin
Şahmeran Gaye Su Akyol
Anam Aghlar Bashujumda Otourour (Kirsehir) Mahmut Sezer

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