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David Byrne Presents: Anatolia!

David Byrne Presents: Anatolia!

Playing tracks by

Barış Manço, Erkin Koray, Derya Yıldırım, Grup Şimşek, Sezen Aksu, Mustafa Özkent and more.

I picked up a Barış Manço CD when I was on tour in Istanbul decades ago and that opened a world for me. I realized that the psychedelic funk explosion I grew up with was truly a worldwide phenomena and I presumed there must be more that I had yet to encounter.

The songs on this playlist don’t ALL come from that era—an era that was possibly a legacy of Turkey as a place of hippie pilgrimage—but there does seem to be a long and ever spreading family tree of influence...and the music is fantastic. Turkey is currently under the sway of a right wing populist, but this music tells us that the beating funky soul of Anatolia might survive this dark night, reawaken, and surprise us all.

Comments

sunslide
sunslide

Another great selection wonderful variety. The guitars sound so good.

litha melamane

thank you. keep it up. respect and love. greetings from wynberg

ben_derico

GÜZEL ABI YA. ÇOK, AMA, ÇOK GÜZELLLLLL YAAAAA. ELLERINE SAGLIK, DAVID ABI

David Rees

great selection: teşekkür