Famous folk composer Ertaş dies in hospital
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Neşet Ertaş is in intensive care at a hospital in İzmir. DHA photoTurkish folk music composer, singer and bağlama virtuoso Neşet Ertaş died in a hospital in Agean province of İzmir today, CNNTürk has reported.
Ertaş had been reportedly receiving intensive care amid continuing illness, doctors said.
Ertaş is known as a “halk ozanı,” which literally means “folk poet.” The singer was born in 1938 in Kırtıllar, a village in the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir, to father Muharrem Ertaş, who was also a folk poet, and mother Döne Koç.
Ertaş went to primary school for just two years but quickly became a master at the bağlama. The singer is also known for interpreting musical pieces of the Abdal tradition, following his father.