[Music] Various Artists – Nightingales & Canaries, Vol. 1: “Oriental” Women on Record, New York & Istanbul, 1928​-​55

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3272306330/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/New York City was home to a vibrant musical scene filled with singers from Anatolia, Istanbul and the region of Roumelia.  Christians and Jews joined together in making some rather bawdy music. This treasure was released by Ian Nagoski’s Canary Records, a label filled with some absolute gems.

[Music] Fikret Kızılok & Edip Akbayram – Yakar İnceden İnceden

Turkish rock musician and experimentalist Fikret Kızılok was one of the key figures of Turkey’s Anatolian Rock scene during the 60s and 70s.  He’s paired here with Edip Akbayram, who still performs today.

[Music] Ferdi Tayfur – Batan Güneş

I wish to thank my Google+ friend and colleague, Mehmet Hanedar, for always providing me with a glimpse into Turkish, Turkic and Central Asia music. Today’s artist, Ferdi Tayfur, hails from Turkey and was seen as a leading light in Arabesque Music in the 1970s.