Okan Murat Ozturk

Okan Murat Ozturk


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  • country:Turkey
  • style(s):Ethnic, Traditional
  • label:not signed
  • type:Solo
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist posted by:OZ Productions

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  • solo (Baglama (various types) & Vocals )


Okan Murat Ozturk has distinguished himself as one of the masters of traditional Anatolian Music and its unique instrument, the baglama.

He learnt traditional music and methods of baglama by listening and playing with authentic master musicians.

Worked as a baglama player at the "Turkish Ministry of Culture, Ankara State Folk Music Chorus" and Turkish Radio & Television (TRT) Folk Music Chorus. Since 1984, he worked as a baglama educator at various levels both in Turkey and throughout the world.

Ozturk has a master thesis on "Zeybek Culture and Its Music", also several essays and interviews which have been published on several magazines and newspapers.
He also took part in many international congresses and conferences.

In 1988, he banded the Bengi Baglama Trio which is the first in Turkey aiming to promote Anatolian Music and "baglama-like" instruments.
As the group and their work pioneer in its field, they are regarded with huge attention and respect both from media and fans.