Montag, 5. März 2012

Gülcan Opel - Adaletin Bu Mu Dunya

Adaletin Bu Mu Dunya (Justice of the world) is a famous Turkish protest song written and interpreted by Ali Ercan in 1965 (I'm not sure, if the linked version is the original from 1965), and than interpreted by countless other singers, according to Youtube views most famously by Selda Bağcan (1971) but also by my favorite Turkish singer Gülden Karaböcek (1971). It's an intense song with lyrics about the injustice of the world. The Selda version is kind of harsh, her voice is kind of whiny and bewailing, the version by Gülden Karaböcek is sweeter, her voice is softer and it has a deeper resonance. Nevertheless I would have never posted a version of this song here until I came across this splendid interpretation by Gülcan Opel from 1972. It's nicely orchestrated, very reduced like the Ali Ercan version. But most importantly it has a steady funky groove. Gülcan Opels intonation is very rhythmical but nevertheless sweet. She thereby kind of transcends the howling in the other versions. Enjoy!
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