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Book: Turkish Folk Music between Ghent and Turkey

Chapter: Turkish Folk Music in Theory and Practice

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.39619


Chapter 3 sketches a (selective-fragmentary) picture of what Turkish folk music in its modern, post-Atat├╝rkian, form entails, focusing on general musical characteristics, genres and forms, regional styles, traditional performers, and thematic content. Excursions are a description of the music of Emirda─č, and an inquiry of the musical knowledge of the Turkish folk musicians in Ghent. The chapter is written on the basis of Turkish- and English-language, specific and general, academic and non-academic books and articles, complemented by ethnographic fieldwork, including formal and informal interviews.

Chapter Contributors

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