13. The Rise of a Folk Instrument in Turkish Popular Music: The Mey



1. Peter Gabriel, Us

Real World Records PGCD 7, 1992, compact disc.


Credits (for the complete album):
Tony Levin: bass, backing vocals (tracks: 2 to 7, 10); Caroline LaVelle: cello (tracks: 2, 6, 10); Manu Katché: drums (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 7, 10); Levon Minassian: duduk (tracks: 1, 3, 8); David Rhodes: guitar (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 10); Shankar: violin (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 8).




Compared to the mey, the duduk has achieved wider recognition internationally. Some of the reasons for this are Peter Gabriel’s inclusion of Djivan Gasparyan on the albums The Last Temptation of Christ and Us, and CNN’s frequent use of this instrument behind war news footage in the 2000s. At this time, Armenian duduk players became better known in world music, and correspondingly Turkish duduk and mey players also became more popular.


2. Peter Gabriel, Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ

Virgin RWCDR1. 2002, compact disc.