Dr. Mehtap Demir Ethnomusiclologits- Turkish Folk Music Singer- Kemane Player
2011-YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY ANTHROPOLOGY
“Culturel İnteraction and Migration: Turkish Music Practices in İsrael”
2006- ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY STATE CONCERVATORY MUSICOLOGY
“Music and Social Interaction”
1999-ITU. TURKISH MUSIC STATE CONCERVATORY
“Aesthetic issues of Women in Turkish Folk Music”
SİNG MEHTAP (FOLK MUSİCS OF TURKEY)
The Symphony of Turkish Folk Music
Medidation And Relaxation With Kemane
Lullabies with Anatolian Melodies
My Sweet Canary 2011. Adama Music Israel/Greece/Turkey/USA
Story of Roza Eskenazi and Rebetiko Music
About Dr. Mehtap Demir
The listeners said:
"The melancholy, hilarity, love, labor and patiences of those who live at the land of Anatolia meet in her colorful voice."
"People who listen to her songs make a journey to their own roots."
" Her love to music derives from the seeds and soils of Anatolia."
Mehtap Demir was born in 1978 in Ardahan, Turkey and graduated from Istanbul Technical University State Conservatory. Then, she had her master’s degree in Musicology from Istanbul University and her PhD in Music Anthropology from Yeditepe University. Mehtap stayed in Israel for one year during her fieldwork and studied the emigration and interaction of the cross-border music.
In 2010, she took a major part in a musical documentary feature named My Sweet Canary, which then happened to be an international project with a series of musical concerts in many countries in Europe & USA. Since then, Mehtap has been performing Rembetiko music, which is the creator of Aegean Culture with musicians from Israel and Greece who took part with her in My Sweet Canary project. They took place and performed at the prestigious music festivals all over the world such as SXSW and WOMEX.
Mehtap is proud of sharing the same stage with the world-famous female vocals such as Yasmin Levy, Savinna Yantaou, Mor Karbasi & Giota Negka and representing the musical culture of Turkey by attending to the most popular music festivals in countries like Greece, France, Germany, Belgium, Israel, USA and so on.
Mehtap is also a lecturer in Istanbul University and offers courses on world music cultures, traditional folk music repertoire and kemane. She has been continuing her academic life as an ethno-musician and kemane player by attending the international conferences, workshops and symposiums in different countries. Moreover, it should be stated that Mehtap is one of the few unique female kemane players in Turkey.
Dr. Mehtap Demir Ethnomusiclologits- Turkish Folk Music Singer- Kemane Player PhD degree: 2011-YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY ANTHROPOLOGY “Culturel İnteraction and Migration: Turkish Music Practices in İsrael” Master degree: 2006- ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY STATE CONCERVATORY MUSICOLOGY “Music and Social Interaction” Bachelor degree: ... more
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