All posts tagged “kurdish

Ottoman Jews

An Ancient Melancholy

Ezgi Üstündağ explores the history of Ladino culture and music in Turkey, with a particular focus on the careers of musicians Sami Levi and the Janet-Jak Esim Ensemble


Fables for Adults

Miniature paintings, big trouble, not a damn given – Joseph Flaherty travels to Istanbul to visit the studio of the artist formerly known as Canan Şenol

Filed under: Art
Kurdish Dengbej

Rebel Yell

Despite having been deemed subversive, and outlawed and threatened by the state, Turkey’s Kurdish dengbêj musical tradition is still going strong