Sony Music Turkey and Ladies on Records present "Turkish Ladies. Female Singers from Turkey 1974 - 1988" compilation.

Created from vast music archives of old Turkish labels under umbrella of Sony Music Turkey, the compilation catches the diversity of Turkish female music scene – from seductive and charismatic divas of gazinos and pavyons to straightforward and sharp folk singers of tavernas.

After great interest and revivalism of Turkish music from late 60s, 70s and 80s, it is high time to rediscover and appreciate female story of this exciting period in music from Turkey.

Sweet melodies and heartbreaking dramas are kept in edgy arrangements and compositions with eccentric synthesizers, mesmerizing arabesque string orchestras, waka waka funky guitars and narcotizing rhythm sections of darbukas and drum sets. Get surprised with variety of influences and fusions – from classical Türk Sanat, Argentinian tango, Spanish flamenco, Egyptian classical orchestras, traditional folk songs to worldwide popular disco, psychedelia, funk in local unique setups from late 70s and 80s.

Created, curated and compiled by Kornelia Binicewicz - Ladies on Records

Executive producer - Ali Çetinkaya

Liner notes - Kornelia Binicewicz - Ladies on Records

Artwork and design - Marianne Marp London

Research and support - Levent Sevi

Consultancy and liner notes - Meral Akkent - İstanbul Kadın Müzesi

Translation of lyrics and editorial work - Handan Salta

Sound mastering - Gavin Weiss

Support - Selin Ötün

Release date: March 16, 2018

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