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Orhan Gencebay

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Orhan Gencebay (b. 1944) is a Turkish musician, composer, singer, arranger, music producer, music director, and actor.

He born Orhan Kencebay on 4th August 1944 in the Turkish coastal town of Samsun. He started learning music at the age of six, taking violin and mandolin lessons from Emin Tarakci ,who was a classical musician from the Ukraine Conservatoire. At the age of seven Gencebay started playing the baglama (a traditional Turkish instrument), and continued taking traditional Turkish folk music lessons. At ten he created his first composition. At thirteen he started playing the tanbur, an instrument often used in Turkish classical music, to improve his theoretical and practical grasp of Turkish classical music.

During his high-school years he performed in classical and traditional Turkish folk music societies, playing the tambur and baglama, gave music lessons, and helped to organise community music centres in Istanbul and Samsun. From sixteen he became interested in jazz and rock music, and played tenor saxophone in wind orchestras. He entered the Turkish conservatory in Istanbul, and stayed there for four years. In the military, continued to play saxophone in the military brass band.

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  • achinghead

    geceler gündüzden daha acımasız, dayanamıyorum.

    24 Jan 12:28am Reply
  • a3an5

    <3

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • hasanziya

    arabeski sikey*m sana bir şey olmasın orhan gencebay. evet arabesk yavşaklıktır ama fazıl sayın bu lafını en son üzerine alınacak insan sensin

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Dem_

    Bütün "baba"lara hürmetler ama benim " babam" samsunlu orhan Gencabay.

    16 Mar 2013 Reply
  • SymphonyOfLove

    Baba herşeyin stilini s.keyim bir senin stilin hala baki bu dünyada....

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • PaulaXCIII

    Harika bir sanatçı. :)' One of my faves, indeed.

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Last-viking

    Büyük insan; armoni ve notayı 6 yaşında sökmüş, ilk bestesini sözüyle ve makamıyla 10 yaşında yapmış ustalık dönemlerinde konçertolar yazmış, 30`lar Chp`si Türk müziğini yasaklamış olsa bile engel tanımamış bir isim. Nice 50. yılları daha olsun...

    18 Oct 2012 Reply
  • D1zzzzzY

    ah orhan baba ahh.. sen neler çektin de nasıl sevdin de yazdın bunları.. akşam güneşi ile başladım içmeye akşam güeneşi ile sonlandırıyorum..

    9 Oct 2012 Reply
  • heulwen

    müthişsin.

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Schmachtfetzen

    arabesk günler..

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • lurchonsunday

    aynen. ADAM KOMPLE PATRIARCH BEYLER.

    6 Dec 2011 Reply
  • cursed_valtiel

    a living legend

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • beatrixkiddofof

    avant-garde, psych hatta prog diye tagleyenler olmuş hem de 1-2 tane değil.. garip

    25 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Youke848

    Yürekten Olsun

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • eskialili

    arabesk güzeldir. Orhan Baba daha da...

    1 Jul 2011 Reply
  • azerkoculu

    highly recommended / siddetle onerilir; dokunma - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFlZ6HcZy-Y

    5 Jun 2011 Reply
  • azerkoculu

    @Aznawor, he emphasizes that his music has no relationship with arabic culture and the genres inspired by arab culture. he has own style and uses a turkish music instrument mainly.

    5 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Aznawor

    I have been trying to find answer to this one question since quite some time now. '' interaction with Arab music? '' I think it is universal, and a different style!

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • ummanturkoglu

    orhan baba olmasaydi led zeppelin olmazdi

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Bagwell_

    ülkemden utanıyorum demiş korsan cd çok kullanıldığı için.Ne hıyarlar var yarabbim.

    30 Nov 2010 Reply
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