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Aşık Mahzuni Şerif (17 November 1940 — 17 May 2002), also known as Mahsuni Şerif, was a Turkish folk musician, ashik, composer, poet, and author.
Mahzuni Şerif was born in Berçenek village of Afşin, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey in 1940. The word Aşık preceding his name is a title used to indicate his position as a respected musician, but also indicates his affiliation with the Alevi variety of Shi'a Islam.
He became one of Turkey's best-known musical interpreters, and brought strong intellectual and… read more
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