“Gecekondus” are semi-legal urban squats in Turkey. Baba Zula uses “electro saz” (a Turkish lute), wooden spoons, and various percussion, along with some very odd vocal shouts and moans, to evoke life in a Gecekondu. Gecekondu is a word I learned today and I am likely to say it whenever possible. Gecekondu. Gecekondu. Try it, it’s a good word. And “Komsu” is a very cool, unusual sounding track, too. Don’t shoot.
“Komsu” (download mp3)
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