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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Tarkan Tries Arabesque

Cover of Kibariye's albumWith Tarkan's debut English language album on the verge of release, those Tarkan fans wishing to listen to Tarkan in a different format now have the chance.

Released a few weeks ago, female singer Kibariye's 2006 album lends an arabesque flavour to Turkish pop songs made popular by such singers as Sezen Aksu and Tarkan.

Kibariye's arabesque take on Tarkan also lends its name to her album, Gülümse Kaderine.

Kibariye's cover version of Tarkan's 2003 song stands out from the rest of her album, as it is a duet between Tarkan and Kibariye. It was also arranged by Ozan Çolakoğlu, who has worked with Tarkan since his debut Turkish language album in 1992.

Tarkan and KibariyeTarkan returned to Turkey, from promoting his new album in Germany, to film a music video for the song this week, putting an end to celebrity press speculation that the duet had been merely been constructed in the studio from Tarkan's pre-recorded voice and not a new re-working of the song.

On the film set, Tarkan told reporters, "This song was perfect for Kibariye. I was only to happy to go back into the studio and sing it with her."

Tarkan on film set for Kibariye's music video

Tarkan on film set for Kibariye's music video.

This is not Tarkan's first foray into a different Turkish music genre. He has previously sung a duet with Turkish music classicist Müzeyyen Senar and Turkish folk singer Pınar Sağ.

Those wishing to see the music video should keep checking the Tarkan community for further information.

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