Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 102: Folk Music of Turkey


Hello, music explorers, and welcome to the grand finale of our summer series, Around the World with Busy Kids Love Music! I’m thrilled to take you on our last adventure to the enchanting land of Turkey in episode 102. It’s been an incredible journey, and I’m grateful to have shared these musical discoveries with you.

Print Your Passport Stamp:
Before we set off on our final expedition, be sure to download your passport and this episode’s stamp from Turkey! It’s a tangible reminder of the diverse musical landscapes we’ve explored together throughout the summer. The link is provided below, so get ready to add one last stamp to your musical passport.

Visual Delights on YouTube:
To enhance your experience, don’t forget to check out the YouTube playlist linked at the bottom of this post. It’s a visual feast where you can witness the instruments we’ll be discussing in today’s episode come to life. Seeing the saz and kemençe in action adds a whole new layer to our exploration of Turkey’s folk music.

A Tapestry of Sounds:
In this episode, we’ll unravel the musical tapestry of Turkey, exploring the enchanting folk tunes that have echoed through the ages. From the unique sounds of the saz and kemençe to the intricate melodic modes of makam, we’ll delve into the complexities that give Turkish folk music its distinct flavor. Prepare to be transported to a world of rich cultural heritage and musical marvel.

Regional Styles and Melodic Nuances:
As we bid farewell to our summer series, we’ll also discover the different regional styles that characterize Turkish folk music. Each style carries its own unique stories and influences, contributing to the diverse and dynamic soundscape of this beautiful country.

With your passport stamped and the YouTube playlist ready, join me on this final musical journey through the folk tunes of Turkey. Thank you for being part of the Busy Kids Love Music community, and I hope this summer series has brought joy, curiosity, and a deeper appreciation for the incredible diversity of folk music around the world.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Print the Passport

Print Turkey Stamp

Visit Scotland (Episode 98)

Visit India (Episode 99)

Visit Jamaica (Episode 100)

Visit Australia (Episode 101)

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Best Turkish Folk Songs | Traditional Music #1

Muhlis Berberoğlu – Bahçalarda Mor Meni

Raquy Darbuka Music Video – Monkey Mind

Dimitrie Cantemir Taqsim Makam Turkish classical music

Turkish Folk Songs | Eastern Black Sea | Traditional Music

Çökertme – Turkish Folk Song from Aegean Region | AyseDeniz

Anadolu Rock Seçmeler (Orjinal Versiyonlar)

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 102

This episode’s playlist is on the shorter side, but it highlights the beauty and intricacy of some of the Turkish instruments we discussed in today’s episode. Listen to it here.

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