Brief History of Turkish Music in Ghent
Türkü and Halay between Gent and Turkey - Turkish Folk Music in a Transnational Context - Liselotte Sels
Liselotte Sels [+]
AP University College Antwerp
Chapter 1 outlines the historical context of Turkish labour migration to Belgium, and gives an overview of the history of Turkish music in Ghent, focusing on both individual people and institutions, and identifying transnational or parallel evolutions. This chapter draws from immersion, participant-observation, informal conversation, semi-structured interviews, complemented by online sources, written documents, recordings, and pictures.