Ferhat Tunç - Kobani
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cd cover Ferhat Tunç
Kobani
cdRoots Code: rwm-tunc

Ferhat Tunç was born in the place where the sun is blessed,the place where the fire is not extinguished with water the place where the face of earth is the face of God,the place where the mountain, stones, and sky are alive. He was born in Dersim, with a a history of resistance and uprising against opression as well as a history of massacres and exile. Thus, mourning and sadness have both accompanied and fostered Dersim. If one listens to mountains, waters, and lakes facing the sky, their klams (songs) are heard. Ferhat heard those songs and whispers. He then decided to express those songs and whispers.

Listen:
"Ömrüm Benim (My Life)"

"Naro Can"

"Ali Ismail"

   

More info:
Ferhat Tunç is the kind of singer, rare in today's popular data stream, who must bear witness to the politics of his art in everyday life. Despite having been persecuted, sentenced, and jailed for his sonic activism, if not also because of the infractions inflicted upon him by his own government, Tunç has persevered in focusing his attention on those who have, less fortunately, paid with their lives.

Recorded in Istanbul and Oslo, and mixed at the latter city's famed Rainbow Studio by master engineer Jan Erik Kongshaug, Kobani is Tunç's deepest mission statement yet. As the booklet explains, "he shows his solidarity with Kurds, Alevis, Yazidies and Armenians, by writing and performing songs about their stories, their suffering and pain, their hopes and the richness they bring to Anatolia and Mesopotamia." - From Tyran Grillo's review in RootsWorld

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