Author(s): Gokhan Kirmizigul*

In this study, in the process of urbanization and capitalization, the phenomena that emerged as a result of the gradual dissolution of rural structures, within the framework of structural changes in production and life styles, and how gender codes are constructed in the cultural memory, are examined with Dilber Ay’s life and music. From this point of view, it offers a window that can shed light on understanding public consciousness, and to see how differences in social classes affect behavior and music are among the goals of the article. Changes in urban culture on one hand, words and visual fictions reflecting rural life on the other hand, the hybrid composition of these two genres has had a significant impact on the shaping of Dilber Ay’s arabesque music not only in terms of its musical characteristics but also in terms of its social meanings. The story of the “mother” of the mass, who lives in the suburbs of the city, finds its meaning in the artist with whom it identifies, and who won the “resistance” in the middle of the dominant culture, will also witness dramatic scenes.


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