A kitten, a frog and some turkish music
So, what has a kitten and frog got to do with turkish pop music?
Well, nothing really… this tale begins back in 2008 I spent some time in the small town of Goreme in Turkey which is in the spectacular region of Turkey known as Cappadoccia… famous for the underground cities, rock-cut churches, and the so called “fairy chimney” rock formations that were once peoples homes.
Whilst in Goreme I was introduced to the sometimes strange, but wonderful sounds turkish music by a woman in a souvenir shop that doubled as an Internet cafe. I visited Goreme twice that year as part of a long journey through Asia and the Middle East. Having taken many, many photographs along the way I spent many long hours in Goreme’s Internet cafe uploading photographs to Facebook.
Spending so much time there I got to know the owner very well, often I was the only customer, and got to know the family and their little kitten. In those boring moments while waiting for photos to upload I would watch the little kitten playing in the shop doorway – it seemed love playing with a little frog that was hanging from a rack of ‘carpet-bags’ for sale outside.
Everytime I went to the cafe there was music playing in the background and although I wasn’t aware of it – it was slowly seaping into my subconscious – it wasn’t just Turkish tea I was soaking up!
It turned out that the shop owner had noticed that I was often tapping my feet to the turkish music, although I hadn’t really noticed myself, and one day she presented me with a CD she had created for me. This CD of turkish music had over 400 mp3 tracks on it… what a lovely generous gift.
So by now you’ll be thinking, “what is the point of this post?”, we’ll I thought I’d share some of the turkish music that randomly plays on my iPod (when I’m least expecting it)… so here are my favourite turkish songs – none of which I actually understand!!
In no particular order:
- Selda Bagcan – Dostum Dostum
- Gülay – Cesaretin Var Mi Aska
- Gulay – Sen Gelmez Oldun
- Ahmet Safak – Gesi Baglari
- Gülay – Keklik Gibi
- Selda – Sivas Ellerinde Sazim Çalinir
- Ferhat Göçer – Yastayim
- Selda Bagcan – Pinara Gelki Görem
[http://video.mynet.com/bayw/Selda-Bagcan/335864/ – not a YouTube video]
- Derdiyoklar Ikilisi (Pinara gelki görem) Orginal
- Kubat – Açigim Yok Kapalim Yok
- Baris Manco Anliyorsun Degilmi
What is your favourite??