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Dengbej Evi

KIlIccI Sokak, near Behram Pasa Camii, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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even if you don't understand a word...

... the Deingbej Evi is worth a visit. Wizened local elders take turns demonstrating the... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2015
LMOverby
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Columbia, Missouri
A highlight of our visit to Eastern Turkey

Whilst we were staying in Diyarbakir our guide arranged a visit to Dengbêj House for us. We sat in... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2014
cammerayguy
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Cammeray, NSW, Australia
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3 Jun 2015
“even if you don't understand a word...”
20 Nov 2014
“A highlight of our visit to Eastern Turkey”
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KIlIccI Sokak, near Behram Pasa Camii, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 June 2015

... the Deingbej Evi is worth a visit. Wizened local elders take turns demonstrating the traditional of telling stories in song, their voices poignant in the stone courtyard, especially when others join in the refrain. Tea is served and you can while away a good...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2014

Whilst we were staying in Diyarbakir our guide arranged a visit to Dengbêj House for us. We sat in the courtyard of a traditional Diyarbakir house where we sipped tea and listened to the half-spoken, half-sung verses of the dengbêj. We listened to three old...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Without a doubt one of the highlights of a recent trip to Turkey was hearing the elderly singers of Dengbê Evi. Dengbê is a traditional Kurdish storytelling through song, a means of passing on Kurdish history through an oral tradition. Up until 2007 singing these...More

Thank mucakgul
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