The Arabesk Debate: Music and Musicians in Modern Turkey

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Clarendon Press, 1992 - Arabesk (Music) - 265 pages
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This social anthropological account of music in Turkey is based on an ethnographic study of popular musicians in Istanbul. Stokes discusses the state and national cultural policy in Turkey, emphasizing the life of the "Arabesk" musicians, their performances, text, and their representation of emotion.

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Contents

DISCOVERING THE FOLK
20
Live and Studio Performance
81
ARABESK
89
ARABESK LYRICS AND NARRATIVES
133
THE MUSICAL ORGANIZATION
163
ARABESK AND SEMA
203
Appendix A Makam and Ayak
229
Bibliography
249
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