Wednesday, 22 June 2011

26. Ali Ercan

Another great, great, great Turkish musician and singer. One has to hand it to the Turks: When it comes to being a great traditional musician AND singer, they are hard to beat. The first time I came across Ali Ercan (pronounced 'er-djan') was in the ever-so-'umble shop of a 'kasetci' ('cassette-dji' in English) in the town of Ispir in North-eastern Anatolia. Unsatisfied with the age of the music the owner played for me, I asked him for cassettes of 'very old' traditional Turkish music. He began to play a song by Ali Ercan - one with a synthesizer. I said that this was certainly not old enough, to which he answered: 'You must be joking! Even Ataturk himself went to the concert!'
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