Aşık Mahzuni Şerif (born in Berçenek village of Afşin, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey in 17 November 1940 — 17 May 2002), also known as Mahsuni Şerif, was a Turkish folk musician, ashik, composer, poet, and author.
Grup Kızılırmak founded by İlkay Akkaya, Tuncay Akdoğan and İsmail İlknur in 10 October 1990 and is based in Turkey. The group is named after "Kızılırmak" poem of Hasan Hüseyin Korkmazgil. The group in best known for playing Anatolian Folk Music (Turku) and their protest lyrics. Their music is more innovative and tolerant, compared to the music of other protest music groups of the period.
Hasret Gültekin (May 1, 1971 - July 2, 1993) was a Alevi-Kurdish-Turkish musician and poet who was murdered, along with 37 other people, in the Sivas Province of Turkey when a radical so-called Islamist mob set fire to the hotel at which he was staying.
Turkish Saz master and folk singer (1913-1984). Muharrem Ertaş was born in 1913, in Mid-Anatolia. His ancestors were from Ala Kilise (Aksaray), which was the home of the most known Adbal's (dervish) at the time. His first saz teachers were "Master Bulduk" and "Master Yusuf".
Feryal Oney was born in a Middle
Anatolian town called Aksehir in
Turkey. In 1987, she came to
Istanbul, to Bosphorus University for
her education. There, she participated
in the musical works of the Folklore
Club. In 1993, she took part as a
founder in the formation of Kardes
Bedih Yoluk, most widely known as “Kazancı Bedih”, born in 1929, in Siverek (subdivision of Şanlıurfa, a southeastern province in Turkey) is one of the most prominent Gazelhans and poets in Turkey. (“Gazelhan” is who sings gazelles)