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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: The Sultans of Jazz: Part I

A Reappraisal of the Turkish Influence on African-American Music Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegün were two Turkish teenagers who arrived in the United States in 1935. But they could not have possibly known the role they would play in both American popular culture and the fight against racial segregation. They established

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