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Arabesk: Turkey’s Sound of Change

Arabesk is a music genre unique to Turkey – almost as old as the country itself. It was suppressed, then celebrated, and now it’s ingrained throughout Turkish culture. But where did it come from, and why was it so controversial? Compass goes to Istanbul to find out what arabesk means to Turkey today.

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