Composer Kamran Aziz passes away

08 03 2017 12:12

Kam­ran Aziz, one of Cyprus’s most impor­tant musi­cians, passed away yes­ter­day at the age of 95.

Her funer­al was held today at the Ismail Safa Mosque before being laid to rest at the Lefkoşa ceme­tery.

Aziz’s music career start­ed in the 1950s in the island’s first pop music band, “Kam­ran Aziz and friends”

She played a pio­neer­ing role in the start of Turk­ish Cypri­ot folk music, com­pos­ing over 50 songs dur­ing her career.

Kıbrıs’ım, Kıbrıs’ım Sana Ne Oldu, Kıbrıs Zey­beği, Al Yemeni Mor Yemeni, Seni Orak­ta Gördüm, Gelin Geliy­or Gelin and Orak Zamanı Gel­di” were just some of her great­est songs she com­posed.

Kam­ran Aziz who was also among the founders of the Cyprus Turk­ish Phar­ma­cists Asso­ci­a­tion was born in 1922.

Mean­while state and gov­ern­ment offi­cials issued mes­sages upon news of Kam­ran Aziz’s death.

Pres­i­dent Mustafa Akıncı in his mes­sage stat­ed that he was deeply sad­dened to hear of the pass­ing away of Kam­ran Aziz who he added was one of Turk­ish Cypri­ot society’s impor­tant names.

She will con­tin­ue to live with­in us with the numer­ous songs she com­posed. May God rest her soul. My deep­est con­do­lences to her fam­i­ly and to our soci­ety” he said.

Prime Min­is­ter Hüseyin Özgürgün also issued a mes­sage.

The Prime Min­is­ter in his mes­sage stat­ed that Kam­ran Aziz was an impor­tant per­son­al­i­ty, com­pos­er and poet.

It is with great sad­ness that I have learned of Aziz’s pass­ing away. She will always have a spe­cial place in our hearts with her naive per­son­al­i­ty and the numer­ous pieces she com­posed” he said.

The Prime Min­is­ter expressed his deep­est con­do­lences and sym­pa­thy to Kam­ran Aziz’s fam­i­ly and the Turk­ish Cypri­ot peo­ple.

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