Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sanity Sunday- The Music of Manuş Baba

 by Nomad

Now a musical interlude in this calm before the storm.

Born in 1986 in the southeastern Turkish city of Mersin, Manuş Baba studied music in the Faculty of Fine Arts of Akdeniz Üniversity.

During this time, he played in coffeehouses, bars, and nightclubs either as part of a group or as a solo performance.

After graduation, Manuş later moved to Istanbul, the cultural capital of Turkey to advance his career.
For a young and talented musician, Istanbul is really the only place to be noticed and to grow as an artist.

He has earned deserved recognition in the last year and released his debut album in May 2017.


 Don't Cry, Mother


 If You Return, Whistle

An interesting backstory to the last song., the title comes from a film in 1992. The film (Dönersen Islık Çal) was, I learned, about a young transvestite in Istanbul.
In the back streets of the Beyoglu district in the heart of Istanbul, he lives a precarious life, threatened by gangs at night. He is befriended by a dwarf who works in a dive bar. Both excluded from the society, they share a unique friendship.
Quite an extraordinary subject to explore, especially for a rather conservative country like Turkey.

In any case, hope you enjoyed this musical interlude. Have a great Sunday. Be sure to recharge your batteries. I have a distinct feeling we are in for some drama in the coming week.