Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Baris Manço - "Yeni Bir Gün" {Turkey} [1979]

Born January 2, 1943 (1943-01-02)
Died January 31, 1999 (aged 56)

Rest In Peace!
The sudden death of Baris Manço (Baris means “Peace” in Turkish), predominantly a renowned pop singer but also a journalist, TV producer and traveller, deeply affected the entire Turkish nation.

No doubt, he will be remembered with great pride and wistfulness by all segments of Turkish society.

It is not wrong to say that Manço did not alter his style, both in terms of his musical preferences and his stance as an artist, from the beginning of his career in the late 1950s. Despite that, he succeeded in always remaining one of the most beloved of public figures. But what made him become the focus of such great popularity and admiration for old and young?

Baris Manço was among the first proponents of `ethnic-rock’, a musical genre which adheres to the synthesis of a rock beat with the harmonic structure of traditional Turkish folk music. From `Daglar Daglar’ to `Sari Çizmeli Mehmet Aga’ and `Gülpembe’, he demonstrated how Western and traditional elements in contemporary Turkish music could be combined and produced in such profusion. In this respect, he was surely before his time, an avant-garde composer and performer. Later on, pursuing his own path, he never yielded to the ephemeral demands of the popular music industry.

However, this musical dynamism had always been backed by original lyrics. Baris Manço never concentrated on cheap love themes. Rather, he took his themes mostly from everyday life and the daily inter-relations between people, focusing heavily on the problems rooted in the major cultural transformation taking place in Turkey. No doubt, it was his frequent reference to the “loss of traditional human values” which made him a perfect ethical role-model in the eyes of the public. He always adopted a critical stance against the recent distortion of the cultural realm, reflected in a suppression of honesty, selfless love and solidarity in favour of possesive individualism. Therefore his music, as well as his private life, invoked a clear social message.

Towards the mid-1980s, Manço intensified his efforts for the cultural improvement of the Turkish people. In this manner, he attached great importance to children and launched a TV show, called “7’den 77’ye” (7 to 77). In that series, he presented his journeys to almost every corner of the world with the aim of expanding the cultural and informative horizons of the Turkish people. In the “Adam Olacak Çocuk” (The Child Who Will Become a `Man’) segment of his show, he interviewed children every week and tried to imbue them with true virtues concerning mutual relations and self-care. Meanwhile, he served as a de facto “cultural ambassador” to the entire world, giving numerous concerts in Europe, America and the Far East. In turn, he was endowed the title of “state artist” in 1991.

The `Manço philosophy’ was primarily a combination of Turkish human values and progressive modern civic norms. His unusual ultra-modern outer appearance (with his long black hair and downward-slanting moustache, supplemented by fur coats and gigantic rings) and his orderly private life in full compliance with the national cultural structure have never been perceived as being contradictory by his 65 million adherents. On the contrary, he lived his life as a unique expression of devotion to music and the Turkish people, in which he was extremely successful in clarifying its underlying motive: the creation of a modern Turkish nation following the path laid down by Atatürk.

Rest in peace, Baris! You remain a role-model for every one of us with your diligence, modesty, ethical values, your love for the Republic and your faith in the Turkish people.
Baris Manço Fan Club http://www.barismanco.de/index-bm.html

+ info: http://progressive.homestead.com/Baris_Manco.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baris_Man%C3%A7o

01 Sari Çizmeli Mehmed Aga
02 Gesi Baglari
03 Çoban Yildizi
04 Bir Selam Sana
05 Ne Ola? Yar Ola
06 Aynali Kemer
07 2024 Ikinci Yolculuk
08 Ham Meyvayi Kopardilar
09 Yeni Bir Gün
10 Bir Kelebegin Yasam Öyküsü

01 Sari Çizmeli Mehmed Aga
02 Gesi Baglari
04 Bir Selam Sana
07 2024 Ikinci Yolculuk

link in comments

20 comments:

Munju said...

http://lix.in/-3cb088

Ben said...

amazing! thank you

Anonymous said...

really want to hear this,but where's the link?

Anonymous said...

wher's the link in comments?????

Munju said...

first comment: http://lix.in/-3cb088

copy/paste to browser

enjoy! :)

Anonymous said...

thanks guys,learn some-think everyday.cheers

Rhayader said...

Thanks for bringing the Baris love to the world :)

Im not sure if you check comments on older posts so ill repost this here.
Baris manco live in tarsus yields corrupt files in every mirror for me. Is anyone else having that problem? I would appreciate if someone reupped it.

Munju said...

hi Rhayader,
I renamed the .rar (Baris manco live in tarsus) and I'm re-uploading to zshare for you
:)

Rhayader said...

Thanks. Do you think the names were the problem? cause i just noticed on this upload that megaupload had removed everything after the questionmark from the name.
Windows cant have questionmarks in names. Altho it worked just fine after i just manualy put a .rar at the end of the filename.

And thanks for adding my blog to your bloglist :)

Munju said...

hi Rhayader,

alternative link (Baris Manco - Live in Tarsus): http://lix.in/-3d272a

:)

JF said...

Congratulations!
Beautiful Music Work.
JF.

icastico said...

Love that Turkish stuff. Others who do may like these...

http://penmallet.blogspot.com/2009/02/parahelion-3-miles-to-mecca.html

http://penmallet.blogspot.com/2009/02/parahelion.html

Not from Turkey, but...

hangman said...

Many, many, many tanks!!!

k02 said...

Thanks

isabelbc said...

http://lix.in/-3cb088

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing unkown records.
Danilo

Meryem Uzun said...

Please working link?

Meryem Uzun said...

Please active link...

isabelbc said...

new link http://lix.in/-16ce836

Meryem Uzun said...

Sorry all links again are gone down and it would be perfect if you have it as flac

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