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(en) Turkey, Kazim Koyuncu will not be among us anymore.... [tr]

Date Sat, 25 Jun 2005 16:18:20 +0300


According to the news we got today, musician Kazim Koyuncu who was struggling
with cancer for a while will not be among us anymore.
Born in Hopa, Kazim Koyuncu was 33 years old. In 1993 he had formed the first
Laz rock music band of the world "Zugasi Berepe" (Children of the Sea) with
Mehmedali Baris Besli. He had significant contributions to the development of
Laz music and culture, in 2001 he has released his own solo album Viya. He
never hide his critiques about capitalism, the dominant system and popular
culture. He was one of those rising his voice against use of the cyanide in
gold leaching process in Artvin and Bergama, nuclear/thermic/hidrolic power
plants in Akkuyu, Gökova, Valley of Storms and lastly against Samsun-Sarp
Seaside Road Project. He had participated antimilitarist activities, and with
his songs he took part in many concerts and activities against Iraq
occupation and NATO.

In his last statement, Kazim Koyuncu had declared that related with his
health problems he would not participate to "Hey Gidi Karadeniz Gecesi"
[Black Sea Night] which will be held in Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open-air
Theatre on 27th of June, Monday.

Anarchists are planning to participate his ceremony/funeral which will be
held tomorrow at 11 in front of Istanbul-Harbiye Open-air Theatre.

"...I am a musician, then I am from the Black Sea but above all
I am a revolutionary. "

---
*[Revolutionary anti-authoritarian leftist musician]

Translation - b.ö./ainfos
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