|22 Sep 2018|
|Albuquerque, New Mexico|
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Over the years Aynur has become one of the most well known musicians from Turkey and a representative for the Kurdish people. Her vocal style and her albums have been praised both by Turkish and international media. Her albums are best sellers in the genre of Kurdish folk.
Aynur’s music is based on traditional Kurdish folk songs, with many of them being at least 300 years old. Her lyrics are about the life and sufferings of Kurdish people, and in particular, Kurdish women. Musically, she tries to blend Kurdish with Western music, creating her own style and interpreting her traditional repertoire in a modern and fresh way.
She has collaborated with famous musicians and bands including world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Kayhan Kalhor, Javier Limón, and many others. She also appeared in Fatih Akın’s documentary movie “İstanbul Hatırası / Köprüyü Geçmek-Crossing the bridges” as a singer, and also appeared in the documentary about Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, “The Music of Strangers,” directed by Morgan Neville and released in 2015.