Sivan Perwer

(Turkey / Kurdistan)

Sivan Perwer is arguably the best known Kurdish folk musician, known as ‘The master of piercing and outspoken Middle Eastern songs’. In this interview, recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in September 2006, he speaks about ‘the power of music’, the role of the musician in a political context, and about how and why most of his songs have been banned in Turkey.

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