Monday, August 31, 2015

Family Matriarch: Ilkay Akkaya and "Nana"



Today's random song is by Ilkay Akkaya, a Turkish singer and the lead singer for the Turkish group Kizilirmak. The only information I can get on her is in a bad translation from Turkish on Google, so I won't try so I don't risk getting the information wrong. She is accompanied on this song, Nana, by Kazim Koyuncu, a Laz singer-songwriter and activist from Turkey who died in 2005 of lung cancer thought to have been caused by the Chernobyl disaster. Nana can be found on the compilation album Homegrown Istanbul, Vol. 1 (2006).