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In Focus: Özdemir Erdoğan

Istanbul, 24.06.21

Focus on Özdemir Erdoğan

A true musical polyglot, Istanbul-born Özdemir Erdoğan was trained in classical piano by his mother, encouraged to play rock and pop by his wider family, and later introduced jazz during his time in the military in the early 60s. He was associated with various bands and orchestras throughout the 1960s, but truly hit his stride as solo songwriter in the 70s, releasing several classic albums, fusing Turkish traditional and pop music.

Made for NTS by: Julien Dechery & David Pinhas.