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Doğan performed both Kurdish and Turkish songs for a sold-out show in the concert hall of Ennejma Ezzahra Palace in the Tunisian capital's annual Musiqat traditional music festival.
The Tunisian capital's annual Musiqat traditional music festival was brought to an inspired close this weekend with a stunning performance by Kurdish singer Aynur Doğan.
Doğan and her band performed both Kurdish and Turkish songs for a sold-out audience in the concert hall of the beautiful Ennejma Ezzahra Palace in the idyllic seaside town of Sidi Bou Said. The performance brimmed with emotional intensity. Doğan's powerful voice conveyed immense longing and sorrow as well as joy and playfulness, sometimes even within the same song.
Speaking with Today's Zaman following her performance, Doğan noted that the audience also played its role well. “They were listening very carefully and without any prejudice. This is very crucial nourishment for a musician. They were pulling me in, and that was important,” she said, adding that it was an enjoyable night for her. Born to an Alevi family in a small mountain town in the eastern Anatolian province of Tunceli, music always had a prominent place in Doğan's life. “Bağlama is a very important instrument for Alevi people. We perform our worship with the bağlama. It stays in the corner, and it has a holy aspect. Apart from this, Kurdish people, especially the women, sing dengbej [a traditional form of Kurdish folk music] a lot. Everybody expresses their emotional intensity and situation through music. Since I grew up in such an atmosphere, I was always close to music,” she recalls. After she and her family migrated to İstanbul due to the fighting between the Turkish military and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), she took bağlama lessons at the Arif Sağ Music (ASM) school. “I learned to think about music professionally at this school. I got the idea that I could devote myself to music there,” she says when asked about ASM's contribution to her musical path.