Aşık Veysel

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About Aşık Veysel Aşık Veysel Şatıroğlu (October 25, 1894 – March 21, 1973), also known as just Aşık Veysel, was an Alevi Turkish minstrel and highly regarded poet of the Turkish folk literature. He was born in the Sivrialan village of the Şarkışla district, Sivas, on October 25, 1894 and died on March 21, 1973. He was an ashik, a poet, songwriter, and a bağlama and saz virtuoso, the prominent representative of the Anatolian ashik tradition in the 20th century. He was blind for the most of his lifetime. His songs have usually sad tunes, often talking about the inevitability of death.

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84. Emir 85
85. Mor ve Ötesi 85
86. Mercan Dede 84
87. Fikret Kızılok 83
88. Aşık Veysel 82
89. Belkıs Akkale 82
90. Müslüm Gürses 80
91. Ahmet Arif 79
92. Muazzez Abacı 79

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614. Rashid Behbudov 82
615. Stavento 81
616. Alim Qasimov 80

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