Lesson 2: Turkey

[wpspoiler name=”Andalou Rock icon Cem Keraca graces us with Nemus Belasi ” open=”true” style=”aatw-video”][/wpspoiler] We to start our tour of West Asia with the western-ist of all West Asian nations–Turkey. Turkey is as European an Asian nation as Asian nations come, and at some point may even officially join the European Union…but not quite yet. Until then we have free reign to consider Turkey a Western Asian nation, though really, our purposes the categorization isn’t important. The essential thing is that we’re take a quick tour through Turkey’s epic ancient history, touch a bit on its most recent and most
complicated century, and, once we’re on firm historical footing, enjoy thoroughly its lush and mufti-dimensional music. That’s why you came to music class, isn’t it? So let’s get started.

MUCH TURKISH MUSICAL AND HISTORICAL CONTENT TO COME.

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