A Turkish Pop Diva’s Musical Tour: Passing Through Generations and Borders

We all love music, but do you know the stories behind the wonderful music? In Turkey the singer Ajda Pekkan is nicknamed Superstar. Ms. Pekkan, now 63, got her start as a singing actress in the early 1960s, and she has had pop hits in Turkey ever since, selling millions of records through the decades. On Friday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom she gave a rare concert on this side of the Atlantic, and she had a multigenerational audience singing along, dancing, bringing her roses and waving the Turkish flag.

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