Hafız Post

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Hafız Post (Tanburi Mehmet) (c.1630–1694) was a composer and performer of Turkish music during Ottoman Empire era in İstanbul.

Biography[edit]

His father was an imam. He was trained well in literature, music and foreign languages such as Persian and Arabic. He was a member of Halvetiye order and became a hafız. After travelling to Mecca (modern Saudi Arabia which then was a part of the Ottoman Empire) for pilgrimage, he began attending to fasıls (chorus) of Ottoman classical music in the palace of Mehmet IV (reigned 1648-1687) both as a singer and as a tambur player. Like most other musicians, he was supported by Selim I Giray, the Crimean Khan who was a musician himself and probably his tutor in tambur playing.[1]

Other interests[edit]

Hafız Post was a divan poet. But only a very few verses survive. He was also interested in calligraphy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography (Turkish)