man, clannish peoples have looooong memories.
i was searching last night for some good turkish music on youtube — you know, as one does — and i came across…
…well, first of all — who knew there was so much ottoman classical music to choose from on youtube?! that was my first surprise. then i came across…
… (heh) THIS raging “debate” between what appears to be some turks, greeks, albanians, croatians, and i don’t know who else (trolls, prolly). here’s just a taste of the discussion — and these are some of the most reasonable, rational bits of it (sorry ’bout the language – click on image for LARGER view):
old grudges die hard.
oh. i did find some good near eastern music in the end, but it wound up to be some syrian stuff rather than turkish. nice music!
previously: tribalism on the innerwebs
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