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Siyah: Esmeray: Songs of an Afro-Turk

Esmeray Diriker, otherwise known as ‘Esmeray’ and the ‘Black angel’ in Turkey, was a preeminent feminine voice of Turkey’s music scene in the ’70s and 80s. This is the fourteenth instalment in the series ‘Siyah’, which explores the relationship between African Diaspora and Turkish social and cultural narratives, with journalist

SIYAH: Black American Servicemen and Turkish Workers in West Germany: Two Cultural Responses to Prejudice and Discrimination

This is the twelfth instalment in ‘Siyah’ which explores the relationship between the African Diaspora and Turkish social and cultural narratives, with journalist Adama Juldeh Munu. In 1973, the sociologist Peter T. Suzuki produced a comparative analysis of the cultural responses of African-American Government Issue (GI) servicemen and Turkish workers

SIYAH: The Sultans of Jazz: Part II

A Reappraisal of the Turkish Influence on African-American Music Adama Juldeh Munu speaks to filmmaker Ümran Safter over her new feature-length documentary on the Ertegün Brothers, who left an indelible imprint on African-American music and culture. Audiences will learn how they helped to desegregate music during the Jim Crow era

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