Ali Doğan Gönültaş

Türkiye

Kurdish temur player, singer, and guitarist Ali Doğan Gönültaş was born in Kiğı, Eastern Anatolia, an area where memory is preserved in music and poetry. In his concerts, Gönültaş presents a repertoire of songs to give his culture a voice and prevent them from being forgotten. His repertoire includes thematic and musical forms such as Govend (rhythmic Kurdish folk dance), lamentations, work songs, Xerîbîyê, and prayer forms, all characterized by the typical modal structures of the region.