Ferhat Tunc

19 August 2009

Singer and musician Ferhat Tunç from Dersim in the Kurdish part of Turkey speaks about his personal experiences with and understanding of music censorship in Turkey



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The Kurdish-Turkish singer Ferhat Tunç was born in 1964 in Turkey’s most eastern region, Dersim. His music has been censored in Turkey, and he has been taken to court numerous times.

Ferhat Tunç was invited to Stockholm in Sweden on 3 March 2009 to speak at a conference about music censorship and to perform at an evening galla show marking the annual event, Music Freedom Day. 

Ferhat Tunç’s official website:

Wikipedia – the open encyclopedia – about Ferhat Tunç:

The video clip is produced by Freemuse. It was recorded on 3 March 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden, in connection with the Music Freedom Day events at the city’s famous Concert Hall, ‘Konserthuset’.

Interview by Ole Reitov, recording and postproduction by Mik Aidt.

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