Turkish Flamenco Wind in Granada

20/07/2020

Berk Gürman, known for his unforgettable Flamenco twist to the Kirkuk folk song, "Evlerinin Önü Boyalı Direk," he sang with his sister Öykü Gürman, gave a concert of Turkish songs in Flamenco style in Madrid, the capital of Spain. The event held jointly by the Turkish embassy in Madrid and Yunus Emre Institute's Madrid branch aroused much interest.

Flamenco music artist Berk Gürman gave the audience an unforgettable night with the works he sang in Turkish and Spanish at the Granada International Music and Dance Festival in Granada, Spain. Spanish music lovers showed heightened interest in the concert held jointly by the Turkish embassy in Madrid and Yunus Emre Institute's Madrid branch at Hospital Real, one of the symbolic buildings in the city, in the night of Sunday, July 12. 

 

TURKISH TUNES MEET FLAMENCO

Gürman: Music has a universal language for all humanity. Flamenco expresses human emotions such as sorrow, longing, sadness, joy, love and hope in the plainest form.

For Gürman, who refers to Flamenco as a manner by which life is felt and lived, the traces of this style can be found in the music in a vast geography stretching from India to Spain. He notes that he has found the reflections on his soul in Flamenco. During the concert, Gürman gave a Flamenco twist to Turkish songs, also using the unique motifs of Turkish music. Giving information on the songs, Gürman stressed that music has a universal language for all humanity and Flamenco expresses human emotions such as sorrow, longing, sadness, joy, love and hope in the plainest form. The following Turkish and Spanish songs were played during the concert:   

Bülbülüm Altın Kafeste, Akşam Mahnısı, Nasıl Geçti Habersiz, Sandalcı, Nankör Kedi, Hani Hani, Uykuda Mısın Sevgili Yarim, Gel Bahtımın Kar Beyazı, Usul Usulca, Ana Gibi, Evlerinin Önü Boyalı Direk Emmoğlu, Para Her Dem Ey Zalim Felek

A FIRST IN GRANADA FEX INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL

Ana Díaz, a festival official, indicated that they were glad to host a Turkish singer for the first time in the festival thanks to a concert held jointly by the Turkish embassy in Madrid and Yunus Emre Institute's Madrid branch. The concert area was disinfected due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the spectators attended the concert by wearing face masks and practicing social distancing as part of the security measures. 

BERK GÜRMAN CONTINUES TO DEAL WITH MUSIC IN SPAIN

Gürman's musical career started at a young age when he was playing a guitar and he has placed Flamenco at the very center of his musical career. He became famous when he sang the Kirkuk folk song "Evlerinin Önü Boyalı Direk" with his sister Öykü Gürman in 2007. The singer resumes his musical career in Spain.

ORGANIZED SINCE 1951 

Granada International Music and Dance Festival hosts reputable musicians and music bands from Spain and various countries around the world and is held in June-July since every year since 1951. The festival is considered as one of the most important music and dance festivals in Spain.