(1902 – 1963)
Mesut Cemil (December 1902 - 31 October 1963) was a Turkish musician, the son of Tanburi Cemil Bey.
He was a master tanbur player, but also performed and recorded on many instruments, including cello, ud, kemence, lavta, violin, viola, baglama, and other Turkish folk instruments. He was a choir director and an ethnomusicologist who revised some traditional pieces of Turkish music and interpreted them successfully.
Mesut Cemil didn't leave many compositions; however, we now know his semai in "makam nihavend" and… read more
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