- Adem Tosunoglu (Baglama player)
- Okan Övet (Wind instruments)
- Ugur Önür (Kemancha)
- Yasar Erdogan (Percussion)
- label:not signed
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Friday 28/10/11 13:00 | Forum Copenhagen: Daycase Stage
Born in Gaziantep, Turkey. She had her elementary and high school education in Gaziantep. She began to play 'baglama' at the age of 8. After high school she was accepted to Turkish State Conservatory and graduated with an honors degree. During University education, she made researches on the music of 'Barak' region of Gaziantep.
She started to give baglama lessons at the Haci Bektas-i Veli Cultural Association and Directorate of Culture in Gaziantep at the age of 17. After graduation, she worked as a music teacher in various elementary schools and high schools and came to Istanbul.
In her first album "'Turkmen Kizi" (Turkmen Girl) she demonstrated the richness and originality of Anatolian Turkmen music. worked with master arrangers Kemal Sahir Gurel, Erol Mutlu, Serdar Ateser, Ender Akay, Sunay Ozgur, Soner Akalin and Aytekin Aktas.
''Turkmen Kizi;" album was included in the 'Top 10 list' in UK and an extensive interview was published in the famous world music magazine 'FolkRoots' and the song 'Basina Dondugum' was included in the CD of world music selection of the same publication. 'Turkmen Kizi;' was chosen among the top 5 albums of radio BBC.
She is one of the vocals of '3 Woman' Ensemble which gave concerts in Europe, Balkan and Blacksea regions, within the context "Golden Routes" project of PPR (Pi Production) in 2008 2010, interpreting songs of Anatolia in Turkish and Kurdish.
Her songs were used in various TV serials and feature film "Beynelmilel" (International).
Album: Turkmen Kizi; (2009), Kalan Music