Ali Ekber Çiçek Turkey

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Ali Ekber Çiçek (born 1935 in Erzincan, Turkey; died April 26, 2006) was a Turkish folk music artist. His father was killed in a major earthquake and his mother couldn't afford to support his education after elementary school due to financial problems. But he attended Alevi gatherings called Cems, where he not only became familiar with playing the baglama but also with the philosophy of the Alevi sufis. He moved to ?stanbul and made acquaintance with popular folk musicians.

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