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Uskudara and Rast Oyun Havasi


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The first tune is a well known "turku" - a rhythmic Turkish folksong - about a clerk travelling to Uskudara (a district of Istanbul). The song is also known as Katibim. I based my transcription on a version by Arany Zoltan.

Apparently there are lots of Turkish songs called Rast Oyun Havasi; I got this one from a collection of belly-dancing music.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |