We know very well that the albums, concerts and tracks are just the tip of the iceberg. Great efforts and hard labors are invested in each work. As Makam Music Magazine, we care very much to convey the journey of these hard works to you. This sheds light on the creating process of genuine works, and helps the coming music-enthusiast generations to benefit from the former experience and knowledge for improved insights to art.
This issue is again genuine and satisfying. Unearthing the centuries-old music heritage from the depths of Anatolia, Hasan Saltık told us about the story of Kalan Müzik.
Please welcome Müjdat Gezen and his new musical Eğlence Dünyası; Turkey’s source of price Atilla Aldemir; İMERA, one of very special music groups appealing to millions of audience; Turgut Özüfler, a world-famous qanun player who runs his own qanun academy now; and Nazire Yağız Savran, Su Soley, Ayfer Vardar, Mustafa Copcuoğlu, Refik Hakan Talu, Akdeniz Erbaş in addition to many other precious people of music…
In this issue, Edip Akbayram, a great artist, who cherished his fiftieth year in art, has been our guest. With his funds of knowledge acquired through life and art, he showed the courtesy of giving sincere answers to our questions.
Hopefully, you will also enjoy interviews with Selami Şahin, Erkan Oğur, Serap Mutlu Akbulut and many more music people.
In this issue, we are particularly happy and proud to announce an inspirational project that overcomes obstacles through music. You will be reading the valuable explanations by Hüseyin Aksoy, the Governor to Kocaeli, who has created and built up an exemplary project for the world.
Our bilingual magazine is 'one of the twenty-one magazines in the category of music magazines in English' made available around the globe via PressReader, a Canada-based & world's biggest digital magazine platform. The achievement we have reached in making our music accessible on a global platform is surely a joy and source of price for all.
Come on in for Makam Music Magazine's free, independent, vivid and satisfactory content.
Mehmet Serif Sagiroglu