|Aynur (Aynur Doğan)|
Photo by © Jean-Baptiste Millot
|Birth name||Aynur Doğan|
|Years active||2002 - present|
|Labels||Kalan Müzik, Sony Music, Harmonia Mundi|
Aynur (born 1975 in Çemişgezek) is a contemporary Kurdish singer and musician of Kurdish ancestry from Turkey. She was born in Çemişgezek, a small mountain town in Dersim Province in Turkey and fled to İstanbul in 1992.She recorded an track with Iranian musicians kayhan kalhor and Abdollah Alijani Ardeshir. She studied music and singing at ASM Music School in İstanbul and released her first album in 2002.
In 2004 she released the album Keçe Kurdan on Kalan Müzik label. The record was banned by a provincial court in Diyarbakır in February 2005 on the grounds that the lyrics contained propaganda for an illegal organization. The court ruling said the album "incites women to take to the hills and promotes division." The ban was lifted later in 2005.
- Hawniyaz, Harmonia Mundi Latitudes, 2016
- Hevra, Sony Music Classical, 2013
- Rewend, Sony Music (Nomad), 2010
- Keça Kurdan (Kurdish Girl), Kalan Music, 2004
- Nûpel, Kalan Music, 2005
- Seyir, 2002
- Official website
- "Blues From the Mountains"
- "Kurdish voice in a new world," San Francisco Chronicle, September 17, 2006
Kurdish art:Aynur Doğan with Abdullah Alicani Ardeşir 2009