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Book: Turkish Folk Music between Ghent and Turkey

Chapter: A Brief History of Turkish Music in Ghent

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.39617


Chapter 1 outlines the historical context of Turkish labour migration to Belgium, and gives an overview of the history of Turkish music in Ghent, focusing on both individual people and institutions, and identifying transnational or parallel evolutions. This chapter draws from immersion, participant-observation, informal conversation, semi-structured interviews, complemented by online sources, written documents, recordings, and pictures.

Chapter Contributors

  • Liselotte Sels ( - lsels) 'AP University College Antwerp'