Ezginin Günlüğü

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Ezginin Günlüğü
Ezginin Günlüğü 2017.jpg
Ezginin Günlüğü in Diyarbakir, 2017
Background information
OriginIstanbul, Turkey
GenresAlternative, folk
Years active1982–present
WebsiteGroup Web Site
MembersNadir Göktürk
Murat Kurt
Deniz Sujana
Çağrı Çetinsel
Erkan Gürer
Cafer İşleyen
Cem Gezginti

Ezginin Günlüğü (Melody's Diary in Turkish) is a Turkish band formed in 1982 in Istanbul by Emin İgüs, Hakan Yılmaz, Şebnem Başar, Tugay Başar, and Vedat Verter. Shortly after its foundation, three new members joined the band: Nadir Göktürk, Tanju Duru, and Cüneyt Duru. They made their first concert in 1983. Their first album, Seni Düşünmek(To think of You), was released in 1985.

The original group dissolved itself in 1990, following personal disagreements on the kind of music different members wanted to make. However, Nadir Göktürk, without the approval of the other group members, brought in new members and continued to perform under the same name. Hüsnü Arkan and Fatih Saçlı have joined the band and the first album involving them, İstavrit, was released in 1993. The popularity of the band increased dramatically after the album Oyun released in 1995.[citation needed]

Ezginin Günlüğü is noted for their musical diversity and vocal harmonies. One of the strongest connections to their listeners is their use of the lyrics. In the 80s they were using well known poems and singing songs with political allusions. In 90s they were still using poems but they also started to write their own lyrics. Their music is based on Anatolian folk music, with a contemporary interpretation.

Discography[edit]

  • Seni Düşünmek ("To Think of You," 1985)
  • Sabah Türküsü ("Morning Ballad," 1986)
  • Alagözlü Yar ("Hazel-eyed Love," 1987)
  • Bahçedeki Sandal ("The Boat in the Garden," 1988)
  • Ölüdeniz ("Dead Sea," 1990)
  • İstavrit ("Horse Mackerel," 1993)
  • Oyun ("Game," 1995)
  • Ebruli ("Variegated," 1996)
  • Hürriyete Doğru ("Through to Freedom," 1997)
  • Aşk Yüzünden ("Because of Love," 1998)
  • Rüya ("Dream," 2000)
  • Her Şey Yolunda ("Everything's Alright," 2002)
  • İlk Aşk ("First Love," 2003)
  • Dargın mıyız ("Are We Peeved," 2005)
  • Çeyrek ("Quarter," 2007) (Tribute album. Ezginin Günlüğü songs by various Turkish artists)
  • Eski Arkadaş ("Old Friend" 2010)

Line up[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Nadir Göktürk - keyboard
  • Eylem Atmaca - Vocals
  • Çağrı Çetinsel - Vocals
  • Murat Kurt - Guitar, vocals
  • Cafer İşleyen - Flute, vocals
  • Erkan Gürer - Bass
  • Cem Gezginti - Drums

Former members[edit]

References[edit]

"Ezginin Günlüğü İle Söyleşi (Interview with Ezginin Günlüğü)", Tavir Dergisi, 2006-07-10

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