Monday, October 18, 2010


The footage is of the funeral in 1969 of my uncle Hayrullah Absi, who was born in Japan and died in Turkey. He was in the military and served with the Turkish in the Korean War. I never met him but from what I'm told he was quite the kind man.
The singing is my grandmother, Zuhre Kirush. She was born in Penza, Russia and passed in Ankara, Turkey. The serious and sad song is dedicated to the memory of Gabdullah Tukay, who was a famous Tatar poet from the early 1900's.

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