Sakina Teyna

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Sakina Teyna

country: Turkey
region: Kurdistan
style(s): Kurdish Ethno
label: Ko Music
gender: female
instrumentation: vocal
Sakina is a Kurdish singer who lives in Vienna. She began her career as an autodidact before she received a professional education and training for her voice.  She appears as a solo singer as well as together with singer Mehmet Akbas.

In addition to her concerts, she also appeares on the theater and in play readings where she presented songs as part of the performance. She views her music as a way portraying the life of people in the Kurdish regions.

She mixes regional vocal styles with tradition and experimental techniques. Her voice and her lyrics are empathetic and the songs and melodies reflect the life in her native country and the suffering and melancholy of the people.

 

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