The Arabesk Debate: Music and Musicians in Modern Turkey
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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DISCOVERING THE FOLK
Live and Studio Performance
ARABESK LYRICS AND NARRATIVES
THE MUSICAL ORGANIZATION
ARABESK AND SEMA
Appendix A Makam and Ayak