Website is about '' Asik Mahzuni Serif '' !
of Turkeys wellknown and very intellectual music interprets!
He has been continuing the tradition of folk poetry.
He is one of the folk poets of our time, who is asking the reasons
and results of the public problems and who handles nearly every
social subject in his poems in an informing manner.
is from Barginekli Agucan Turkmens. The word asik preceding
his name is a title used to indicate his position as a respected
musician, but also indicates his affiliation with the Alevi variety
of Shi'a Islam.
has lost his life 17.05.2002 at 05.00 MET in Germany Köln-Porz
hospital. He went there for examination before 4 days because
of his heart problems.
Mahzuni Serif born 1939 in Turkey/ Kahramanmaras Bercenek
village of Afsin county. 1956 he finished primary school
in Bercenek and continues in Kahramanmaras/ Elbistan Alembey village,
where he learns and writes old turkish language.
he visits Mersin Astsubay school (military school). 1960
he finished Ankara technique military school. Because he was an
alevit and writes books he was fired from there. 1961 since
this time he composes music cassattes and lp´s.
discussions about his writings become a greater bandwidth in the
world. 1972 his house in Gaziantep was set in fire and
his whole archive was burned. 1962 - 1988 he was attacked,
jailed, tortured, accused and lost his tenths. More informations
Asik Mahzuni was chosen for general Chief of "Halk Ozanlar Dernegi"
(a music organization).
1997 in Germany he gets a brain blooding and he was examined
in Germany/ Ulm.
1998 he becomes proprietor of 58 cassettes and 8 books.
In several international states his music was sung in other languages.This
big musicians with his 8 children was presented with a big role
with the Bektasi culture and Anadolu music in the whole world.
he must go into JFK hospital in Istanbul because of his heart
he was accused by the DGM (Turkey´s state protecting court) of
saying: "Elhamdülüllah I am Kizilbas (expression for alevits)
and a person who seperates religion from state. Not I but my 7
forefamilies were kizilbas. If here is a guilt it´s my grandpa´s!"
27.12.01 Asik Mahzuni is in DGM.
died on 17 May 2002 in Köln in Germany.
Made my mind go foolish
hitting it on the stones
looked for my dear fellow
asking and asking to all
light out, some go out
get up, some get down
palaces turn into ruins
Mahzuni into the friends affection
fell on the mountain of friends
youth in my lifes period
Order of this Earth
order of this earth is not smooth
shall not spend it with false words
may not execute myself
of my conscience
tears drop into myself
hard is the parch stone
may not see the bird in theErciyes Mountain
have no strength besides
planted crops but could not harvest them
rulers decided on the order when Im faultless
cannot leave the friend, Mahzuni.