Selda album cover

Selda Bağcan


By the time this record came out Selda Bağcan was already known as one of the country’s most politically outspoken folk musicians, but with the help of several other musicians (including members of Moğollar) she took her music to new levels with the addition of electronic effects, synths, and fuzz guitars on this self-titled album. Her lyrics are satirical and scathing, calling out specific politicians and even calling on the working classes to stand up and revolt; even though you might not understand the language, you can hear the emotion and determination in her voice, which earned her the nickname “the bitter sound of the Turkish people.” 

Megan Iacobini de Fazio

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