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Twenty-One Songs from Pinar Yolaçan

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Left: Pinar Yolaçan. Right: Pinar Yolaçan. Untitled from the Like a Stone series, 2011. C-print; 40×30 inches. Courtesy the artist. © Pinar Yolaçan

For the past year, Turkish artist Pinar Yolaçan has lived in São Paulo, Brazil where she is participating in the studio program at Pivo (an experimental art center and cultural association), and creating a new video in collaboration with Brazilian funk dancers and DJ Papaleguas. In the following playlist, Yolaçan brings together different cultures and sounds that flow through her life and studio, from funk carioca and Turkish percussion to Afrobeat and early American R&B.

Beijinho no Ombro – Valesca Popozuda
Lepo Lepo – Psirico
Beija-Flor – Timbalada
Madagascar Olodum – Olodum
Aquecimento das Maravilhas – Bonde das Maravilhas
Cıngırdak – Izmirli Taylan
Kremini Sür – Kobra Murat
Gipsystrings – Istanbul Strings
West Naima (Naima’s Hip) – Hossam Ramzy
Al Hagala – Sayed Balaha
YaŞarca (Ritim Solo) – Yasar Akpence
Allah Allah – Ibrahim Tatlises
Aşıksın – Ibrahim Tatlises
Sarkilar Agliyor – Kibariye
Kendim Ettim Kendim Buldum – Neset Ertas
Demo Crazy – Femi Kuti
Gentleman – Fela Kuti
Lady – Fela Kuti
Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
River Deep Mountain High – Ike & Tina Turner
Ben – Michael Jackson

Follow the Art21 playlist “Now Playing: Pinar Yolaçan” on Spotify.

Works from Yolaçan’s Perishables series are on view at the Bass Museum of Art, in Vanitas: Fashion and Art, through July 20, 2014. This summer, photographs from the same series will be featured in Convergences at the Getty Museum.


  1. Andrea Lopez says:

    I think it is really cool how Yolacan incorporates different cultures in her music because you get a little bit of everything when hearing her Music. Her music is very unique and very moving to listen to, you just want to get up and dance.

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