Tohumcu A., Tohumcu G. G., Kucukaksoy M. E.

International Conference on Musical Practices in the Balkans: Ethnomusicological Perspectives, Belgrade, Serbia And Montenegro, 23 - 25 November 2011, vol.142, pp.325-327 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 142
  • City: Belgrade
  • Country: Serbia And Montenegro
  • Page Numbers: pp.325-327
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


The orientation of the relationship, combination, and transition among different cultures is an ordinary fact. This motion has increased and is accelerated by technological developments in the twentieth century, and the possibility of being closed between the things pushed their boundaries. The actors of this transaction of cultures are the cultural mediators. This study relies on the comprehension of a mediator as offered by Taft (1981: 59). Studies of cultural mediation and mediators usually concentrate on definitions and meanings of these notions. Another point, as important as meaning and definition, are the reasons that move mediations and its mediators. In this context, the focus of the paper is analysis of such mediums that proves to increase awareness and transition among cultural texts by three different cases: Erkan Ogur with his fretless guitar; and Hayko Cepkin and Orhan Gencebay with their musical styles.