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AYNUR

Foto Aynur was born in 1975 in Çemisgezek, in the province of Tunceli. She attended at ASM Music School in Istanbul, where she studied singing with Begüm Erdem and Askin Metiner. In 2002, her first album, Seyir was released. Besides taking part in concerts and albums of artists and groups such as Metin-Kemal Kahraman, Grup Yorum, Lütfü Gültekin, Anjelika Akbar and Orient Expressions, she has also performed the vocals for television and cinema. She has performed at home and abroad in both Kurdish and Turkish.

Her album Keçe Kurdan (Kurdish Girl) was released in 2004. The product of nearly a year's effort, with arrangements by such master musicians as Aykut Gürel, Serdar Ateser, Kemal Sahir Gürel and Burhan Bayar, Aynur's Keçe Kurdan album presented a combination of Turkish and Kurdish folk songs, as well as new compositions. Accompanied by a host of fine musicians, the album was notable for its original arrangements. Rising quickly to the top of Kurdish music albums, Keçe Kurdan has received a significant amount of attention, both in the Turkish and World press. The English magazine Folk Roots (fRoots) featured the album on the cover of their November 2004 issue. The article, titled "A Kurd on the Way," gave an account of Aynur's success and information on her past. Comparing her to Turkey's Sezen Aksu and Greece's Eleftheria Arvanitaki, it declared Aynur a major star for ali Kurds. Aynur's photo was also on the cover of a supplement to the London Times Marcy 21, 2005 issue, titled "The Cultural Wealth of Turkey."

Attaining great success through the song she sang in Kurdish in Yavuz Turgul's film Gönül Yarasi, Aynur became the First to sing a Kurdish song live in a film shot in Turkey. She was also featured in Fatih Akin's documentary film Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul.In May 2005, Aynur received great interest when she performed in various cities of Holland with the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, considered the finest wind ensemble in the country. Later, she gave three concerts in the "Festival of Turkey" held in Spain in July 2005, alongside such artists as Aksu, Erkan Ogur, Kardes Türküler, Mercan Dede and Burhan Öçal. Along with these developments, fifteen months after its release, the Sixth Criminal Court of Diyarbakir issued a court decision to have the "Keçe Kurdan" album removed from the shelves, under the pretext that the song of the same name "encouraged women to go up into the mountains and engage in separatism." The decision was sent to the province governorship. That decision was annulled in September 2005.

Aynur’s latest album “Nûpel (Yeni Sayfa)” was released by Kalan Muzik in 2005. Just like preceding release, in the new album she is performing Kurdish-Turkish folk songs with the new compositions in the accompaniment of many talented musicians.

 
www.aynurdogan.net
 
 
Aynur
vocals
 
Cemil Kocgun
tembur, baglama

Fatih Yasar
guitar

Neriman Gunes Akalin
violin

Yasin Boyraz
kaval
 
Yilmaz Yesilyurt
percussion
 
Discography:
 
2002    Seyir
2004    Keçe Kurdan
2005    Nûpel
 



 Festival programme:
Programme 2010 PDF

 Photo galleries:
FESTIVAL WINNERS 2010
PARTY
TNSO LIVE
CLOSING AWARDS CEREMONY
WORKSHOP BY SARA DRIVER
TONINO CAROTONE LIVE
WORKSHOP BY RAJA AMARI
EMIR KUSTURICA WORKSHOP
JONATHAN WEISGAL AND STUDENTS
RUBL LIVE
ASGHAR FARHADI WORKSHOP
MARJAN SATRAPI WORKSHOP
VLADIMIR MARICIC QUARTET AND ARTCORE STRINGS
WORKSHOP BY PAVEL LUNGIN
KAPOR BAR
FESTICULTORES LIVE
ELIA SULEIMAN WORKSHOP
SIDE PROGRAMME - WORKSHOP BY STEVE HOLMGREN
JOHNNY DEPP`S DEPARTURE FROM THE KUSTENDORF 2010
AYNUR LIVE
FATIH AKIN WORKSHOP
JOHNNY DEPP WORKSHOP
GLOBAL KRYNER LIVE
THE OPENING OF KUSTENDORF 2010
JOHNNY DEPP ARRIVED AT THE KUSTENDORF 2010
Kustendorf

 Video Gallery

  Music Programme:
GLOBAL KRYNER
AYNUR
OS FESTICULTORES TROUPE
VLADIMIR MARIČIĆ QUARTET & ARTCORE STRINGS
RUBL
TONINO CAROTONE
EMIR KUSTURICA & THE NO SMOKING ORCHESTRA

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