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Who is Neset Ertas? Why did Neset Ertas die? What are Neşet Ertaş Folk Songs?

Performs traditional folk songs with his unique style andOffer of the steppes” 10 years have passed since the death of Neşet Ertaş, one of the most important names in Turkish folk music.

Who is Neset Ertas?

Neşet Ertaş, who described Bozlak folk songs as a shout, was born in 1938 in the village of Abdallar (Kırtıllar) in the Çiçekdağı district of Kırşehir. Ertaş, who lived in the village where he was born until he was 8 years old, later moved to the village of İbikli (Çiçekdağı) with his family.

The first instrument of the artist, who started his musical career thanks to his father Muharrem Ertaş, a saz master, was the baglama toy made by his mother Döne Ertaş by attaching a thread to a clothespin.

Since Ertaş is the son of a musician father, he learned to play the baglama and the violin at a very young age. Neşet Ertaş, who could not go to school, learned to read from her older brother Necati Ertaş.

The saz master, who started playing saz and singing folk songs with his father at the local entertainments from his childhood, visited many places such as Kırşehir, Nevşehir, Niğde, Kırıkkale, Keskin, Yerköy, Kayseri, Yozgat.

Ertaş used the following statements about his father, Muharrem Ertaş, in “The Steppe Tender Documentary”:

“All my musical feelings come from my dad. It’s impossible for me to give my dad the way he is. I can play whatever I can get from my dad as much as I can. the color changes, it becomes a harmony. And it’s a little more harmonious in youth, in the future. I play and sing according to the hour, according to the taste of the day.

Source: Cumhuriyet

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