Articles about Turkey

About the Traditional Musical Instruments of the Mehter Military Orchestra
Problemy Muzykal'noj Nauki (2016) , No. 1, pp. 27-32

The article examines the issue of typological definition and classification of the musical instruments of the Turkish Mehter military ethnic orchestra. On the basis of a musicological and culturological analysis of the orchestra's instrumental make-up a general description of the ...

Sufi Anatolia
FRoots (2015) Vol. 36, No. 10, pp. 45-47


Overseas Festivals
Songlines (2015) , No. 110, pp. 94-95


Going Bananas
Opera (2015) Vol. 66, No. 5, pp. 557


Turkish Delight
Journal of Singing (2015) Vol. 72, No. 1, pp. 99-103


A brief history of Kurdish music recordings in Turkey

This article delineates the complex history of Kurdish music recordings in Turkey by dividing it into seven periods. The first period begins with the very first recording of Kurdish music, in 1902. Political events demarcate the remaining periods, embracing the ...

The Fall and Rise of the Ney: From the Sufi Lodge to the World Stage
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2014) Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 405-424

This article traces key changes in the public life of the ney in Turkey, a musical instrument that has had a chequered history in the 90 years since the institution of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Having survived a hostile ...