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Ramadan drummer at a house entrance

Ramadan drummer at a house entrance, © Cengiz Kahramanenlarge


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Object:Ramadan drummer at a house entrance
Description:A Ramadan drummer beats his davul in a cobbled lane in front of a house door, looking into the camera. Two boys peep over his large drum. To his right, two men wearing long dark coats, leather boots and official hats, are standing at a door. A third boy standing between them is placing something onto a little plate that one of them is holding. The other smiles into the camera.
Comment:Photographs of Ramadan musicians were often printed on the first day of Ramadan celebrations.
Date:Not before 1925, Not after 1940
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Keywords:530 Arts > 533 Music
530 Arts > 534 Musical Instruments
570 Interpersonal Relations > 571 Social Relationships and Groups
730 Social Problems > 735 Poverty
520 Recreation > 527 Rest Days and Holidays
Copyright:Cengiz Kahraman
Archive:Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul (Collection Private collection), Inv. No.: BAYRAM - RAMAZAN - DAVULCU - BEKCI - BAYRAM BAHSISI
Editors:Joël László, Cengiz Kahraman, Nataša Mišković