Selda Ba?can Exhilarates EMU

‘8th EMU with Folk Songs’ organised by the Eastern Mediterranean University Social and Cultural Activities Directorate was held in EMU. The said event hosted the concerts of Education Faculty Music Teaching Program students, EMU Music Club Group Mavra and Selda Bagcan, a living legend in world music. The participants of the event which was open to public and took place at EMU Lala Mustafa Pasa Sports Center between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Friday, 15 March 2019, had an unforgettable night filled with Turkish folk music. Thousands of folk music lovers from different countries, cultures and regions filled the sports complex and enjoyed a colorful night.

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Famous name of the Turkish Folk Music Selda Bagcan sang her most popular songs at the event. At the end of the concert, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Sonuc Zorlu Ogurlu presented Bagcan a plaque and a bouquet of flowers in appreciation of her contributions to the event. Selda Bagcan also expressed her pleasure in being at EMU and in the TRNC.

Her reputation being beyond the borders of Turkey, Selda Bagcan earned her place at the Legendary and Historic Living Women Singers in World Music list of Times Magazine. In 1990s, Selda Bagcan achieved great success with her Ziller ve Ipler album in 1992. During the same year, her songs were selected for the movie Kursun Adres Sormaz. Selda Bagcan’s Ince Ince Bir Kar Yagar song in Turkola album, which was composed by Asik Mahzuni Serif, was used at Electronic Arts game Skate 2 with Mos Def adaptation. His real name being Dante Terrell Smith-Bey, the American actor and singer used the aforesaid Turkish folk song in his album and this led Selda Bagcan’s name to be discussed at album critics and appear in various music magazines. 2010 Grammy Awards nominee for the best rap album and best performance, the hip-hop artist from Brooklyn, Mos Fed, used Ince Ince Bir Kar Yagar Turkish folk song at his song Supermagic which was released in his latest album The Ecstatics.

Source: Eastern Mediterranean University