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Thread #170305   Message #4118772
Posted By: Felipa
03-Sep-21 - 09:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Songs Mentioning 'Afghanistan'/'Afghan'
Subject: origins: Saramine Man
another youtube comment re origins of Saramine Man:
"Ibrahim Tatlises sang the music with the original title in 1994 under the Turkish title Haydi Söyle (Now tell me).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%B0brahim_Tatl%C4%B1ses
Amir Jan Sabori from Herat from Afghanistan writes the Persian poem for the music of the Kurdish Singer Tatalises
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFEg2PVNZ1c " [Turkish lyrics given at video page]

It's a different issue from Afghanistan but there is much sorrow in Ibrahim Tatlises' life as well. He even survived an assasination attempt. I picked out this paragraph re language:

"In the 1980s the Turkish government had banned the use of Kurdish; at a concert in Sweden in December 1986, he had sung folk songs in Kurdish and was thus prosecuted for separatist propaganda, but found not guilty in 1987.[21] The charge was dismissed after he showed regret.[22] In 1988, he was asked by businessman Mehmet Yilmaz at a cultural festival in Usak to sing a Kurdish folk song, but refused, saying 'I am a Kurd, but the laws ban me for singing in Kurdish.'"[21][23] For this, he was indicted on September 19, 1988."
= accessed 4 Sept 2021

wikipedia footnotes 21-23
Lois Whitman; Thomas Froncek (1989). Paying the Price: Freedom of Expression in Turkey. Human Rights Watch. pp. 102–. ISBN 978-0-929692-15-9.
Lois Whitman; Jeri Laber (1987). State of Flux: Human Rights in Turkey: December 1987 Update. Human Rights Watch. pp. 93–. ISBN 978-0-938579-68-7.
Kurdish Times. 3–4. Cultural Survival, Incorporated. 1989. p. 11.