Nuray Hafiftaş

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Nuray Hafiftaş
Born(1962-11-02)2 November 1962
Çıldır, Turkey
Died14 February 2018(2018-02-14) (aged 55)
Istanbul, Turkey
GenresArabesque, pop
Occupation(s)Singer

Nuray Hafiftaş (2 November 1962 – 14 February 2018) was a Turkish folk singer of Azeri origin.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

Soon after her birth, her family moved to Istanbul, where Hafiftaş received her primary and secondary education at Taksim school. After that, she continued her higher education at the State Conservatoire which is part of the Istanbul Technical University (ITU).

Career[edit]

After graduation, Nuray Hafiftaş continued her professional life as performer at the Istanbul Municipal Conservatoire for four years. At the same time she signed a four-year contract with Radio Istanbul to perform as a singer.

Up to the present date Nuray Hafiftaş has released more than 13 vocal albums of Turkish folk music. At the same time, Hafiftaş has become famous through her music and lyrical compositions in traditional style (over 100 pieces of music), in which she tries to incorporate new sounds and uses of instruments.[3]

Death[edit]

For a long time, Nuray Hafiftaş had been treated for large bowel cancer at Emsey Hospital. Some famous names such as Seda Sayan, Ceylan and Belkıs Akkale visited her during her time at the hospital.[4] After a long treatment, she died in Istanbul on 14 February 2018 at the age of 55.[5] On 15 February she was buried at Zincirlikuyu Cemetery after a funeral ceremony in Teşvikiye Mosque.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums
  1. Yaradan Aşkına – Güneş, 1988
  2. Dön İki Gözüm – Güneş, 1989
  3. Dilanım – Güneş, 1990
  4. Divane Gönlüm – Destan, 1990
  5. Turquie Aşık – MCM, 1991
  6. Atılmaz Sevda – Güneş, 1991
  7. Arada Bir – NetSes, 1992
  8. Dinle – NetSes, 1993
  9. Şimdi Oldu – ASM, 1994
  10. Eline Düştüm – Mert, 1996
  11. Eyvah Gönül – Prestij, 2000
  12. Leyli Leyli – Prestij, 2002
  13. Sılayı Ver – Ateş, 2005
  14. Yıllarım – Ateş, 2007
  15. İstanbul ve Sen – DNK, 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salihli'de Çiftçiler, Nuray Hafiftaş'ın Türküleriyle Eğlendi" [Farmers Salihli, Nuray Hafiftaş'ın had fun folk songs]. Beyaz Gazette (in Turkish). 16 May 2010. Archived from the original on 5 September 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Hafiftaş serbest kaldı" [Hafiftas was free]. Internet Haber (in Turkish). 5 August 2007. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Genç yaşta vefat eden Nuray Hafiftaş bugün defnedilecek". Hürriyet. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  4. ^ "EMSEY HOSPITAL'DA YATAN NURAY HAFİFTAŞ ZİYARETÇİ AKININA UĞRUYOR". AKTÜEL SAĞLIK MAGAZİN VE EKONOMİ DERGİSİ.
  5. ^ BOY, Deniz. "Genç yaşta vefat eden Nuray Hafiftaş bugün defnedilecek". www.hurriyet.com.tr.
  6. ^ "Nuray Hafiftaş'a veda". NTV. 15 February 2018.

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