Turkish Groove

$14.98

In 2005, Putumayo?s head of A&R, Jacob Edgar traveled to Istanbul to immerse himself in Turkey?s culture and discover its music. Though its cities are filled with the ancient architecture of its long history, Turkey is considered one of the most modern Muslim countries in the world. This cultural juxtaposition is most evident in Turkey?s […]

In 2005, Putumayo?s head of A&R, Jacob Edgar traveled to Istanbul to immerse himself in Turkey?s culture and discover its music. Though its cities are filled with the ancient architecture of its long history, Turkey is considered one of the most modern Muslim countries in the world. This cultural juxtaposition is most evident in Turkey?s contemporary pop music scene, where classical traditions and instrumentation blend with sophisticated global pop and dance music. Turkish Groove, reflects this unique musical mosaic and joins the successful Groove series. Much like their Western pop counterparts, Turkish stars push the limit of their society?s standards of acceptability. As a result, Turkish pop music is crossing over to audiences outside Turkey, making inroads into the contemporary scenes of Europe and Latin America though remaining largely unknown in other parts of the world. As Turkish pop takes its place on the international stage, its fusions of cultural traditions and modern techniques play to an ever expanding audience. Putumayo?s Turkish Groove hopes to serve as an introduction to the contemporary sounds of this culturally rich country. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to Karnaval Kid in support of their efforts to improve childcare and education for disadvantaged children in Turkey.

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