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Turkish Music



kemerthumb.jpgI don't know what it is, but everytime I listen to turkish music, I can barely hold my tears back. I am crying from pleasure, pure joy and passion.No other music does that to me (and yes, I listen to everything from all metal via pops to classics and romantics), and as a I am (usually) a rationally thinking man, I wanted to find out what causes this and came across this study of turkish and middle eastern rhythm patterns: http://www.shira.net/arabella/me-rhythms.htm, but it's not only the rhythm, it's also the language, the singing style, the violin patterns, and many other things which all come together.I must admit that I was also a bit embarassed when I was shopping CD's in a shop in turkey, and probably looked like I was about to cry :) It's hard to try to shop and listen to that kind of music, because your emotions stir you up totally. If you have a chance, try the songs Ahdım Olsun from Ebru Gündeş, Ben Seni Sevduğumi from Kazım Koyuncu, Beni Unut from Serdar Ortaç, or Aşık Olma from Sibel Can (Don't you just love that turkish i without the dot on top :D.If one thing in my life is for sure, it is that I will go back to turkey on my next summer vacation (impressions of my first trip to turkey: http://siipi.com/public/mika.nsf/blogs/9D1DB19610705C4EC225706F007A527D).Should I start to believe in reincarnation, soul mates, and memories from past lives? My heart says yes, my mind says study.




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