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Fantezi is a Turkish classical music genre composed in Turkish pop music in accordance with the tradition of the Turkish people. Also called folk song or urban folk music, in its plural form is a Turkish music genre which has taken many forms over the years. Fantezi followed after the commercialization of Turkish classical music and Kanto music. It was strong dominated by Turkish folk music. When used in context, it refers mostly to the form it took in the period from the 1920s to the 1980s. It is a vocal works emerged in 20th century, in free style, and usually having several part, each part composed in different tempo or method.[1]

The main cultural Turkish dances and rhythms of today's Turkish music culture Fantezi music are Tsifteteli, Syrta, Kaşık Havası (Fazzani), Zeybek dance, Hasaposerviko, Kalamatianos (Devr-i Hindî), Karsilamas, Maqsoum, Baladi, Sama'i (Waltz), Ayoub, Malfuf, Saidi, Masmoudi, Fellahi, Karachi, and Khaleegy (Haligi). Fantezi music was known as "Taverna müziği" performed live in the taverns and was very popular in the 80's.

Most notable performers include:

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  1. ^ "Turkish Art Music". Archived from the original on 29 March 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2017.

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