Academician and editor Gündüz Şatıroğlu, named after the grandson of the famous folk poet Aşık Veysel Şatıroğlu and the famous bird line “I’m going day and night”, has a large archive of his grandfather Aşık Veysel.
Şatıroğlu aims to share his work in 2023, based on notes, diaries, letters, telegram notes and audio recordings left by his father, Bahri Şatıroğlu, which has been declared by UNESCO as the “Year of the Loving Vessel”.
Gündüz Şatıroğlu says that Aşık Veysel, who was commemorated on the 49th anniversary of his death, was a public figure, a name that established a throne in everyone’s heart and in this sense, he is proud to be his grandson.
“We had a strong bond.”
Noting that he did not have much experience with his grandfather, but that his “heart bond” was very strong, Satiroglu said:
“ABeing the grandchild of value like a stylish vessel is not something that can be described in words, both responsibility and intensity of emotion. What I feel is like two pans of scales swinging in praise of grandfather and folklore. One is not heavier or lighter than the other because my grandfather was an extraordinary person in both cases. God give peace to the soul. We are on the birth anniversary of his land. I don’t have much experience with my grandfather. While he was in bed, we went to his house and kissed his hand during his last vacation, when all the grandchildren were going to see. He gave us pocket money. I was very young. I remember kissing her hand and giving me money. He put his hands on the heads of all of us. His eyes were his hands“
Gündüz atıroğlu states that UNESCO has declared 2023 as the “Year of the Ak Veysel” and that he too has been involved in this process since 2017 and has continued as follows:
“It is very important for me to start and participate in the UNESCO process. Aşık Veysel is a philanthropist who has penetrated everyone’s heart when it comes to meeting emotions. We can understand this from my grandfather’s quote ‘What is self-awareness, let it go’. It shows that yes, Aşık Veysel says the right thing. He was a patriot and contributed a lot to the folk culture as a human being. ‘Is it admirable?’ Or ‘Does their message really come to life?’ The answer may be that it has value in the human heart, but when its messages are understood, it is a matter of some concern. Today, many use the purse language. However, Aşık Veysel said, ‘Let’s join the union, brother.’ In other words, he said, ‘Let’s be one, let’s be together, let’s leave ourselves as one’. These words of Ashik Vesel are probably one of the most needed things in our society right now. I hope this will be reflected in our society as well.“
Digital copy of the archive will be shared
Noting that he would present digital copies of his father’s archived cassettes to all Aşık Veysel friends in a timely manner, Şatiroglu said, “Tape cassettes with audio recordings from my father’s funeral, as well as my grandfather’s folk songs. Left the most valuable legacy. ” Used phrases.
“A lot of information shared on social media is wrong”
Gunduz Satiroglu says, emphasizing that some of the lines that have been frequently shared on social media in recent years do not belong to his grandfather:
“The line ‘I don’t really have much to give you, I have tea, I am, there is a way to love’, and the words’ I will never be an enemy ‘to a non-human’ did not belong to my grandfather. The owner of the first is unknown, and the second is anonymous Many other folk songs sung by my grandfather do not belong to Ashik Vessel, especially the folk songs ‘Is My Meknoom Leilam’, ‘Sigdem Bale’, ‘Havlama String Crane’, ‘Partridge Edem Hit’. My grandfather is the source of this work. Of the many organizations that I have joined, I have noticed that these works were included in the archives as belonging to Ashek Vessel. This is a situation that causes job owners to suffer injustice. My grandfather was instrumental in passing on the folklore to the next generation. This is an example of the importance of confirming information obtained from sources in the field.“
Aşık Veysel’s binding
Satiroglu says that some information about Ashik Vesel’s Baglamus on the internet is incorrect and says:
“My father, Bahri Satiroglu, was the only child who played instruments. In my oral history studies with my aunts who are still surviving, I learned that the first instrument was made of oak in the village of Crete in Zara and fell off a horse at Chamilibel on the way to Toka. The instruments were made by Semsey Yastiman and Hussein Gungor. My father donated one instrument to the Ashik Vessel Museum and played the other until he died. Now that outfit is the most precious treasure of our family because the fingers of both my grandfather and my father touched that outfit. The instrument at the Hastep University State Conservatory was the instrument that was given to my grandfather as a gift.“
“Putting money in his runaway wife’s socks is not real.”
Atıroğlu says that the fact that Aşık Veysel put money in his fugitive wife’s socks, which was accepted by all, was not true.
Explaining that the incident is a fictional script of a biographical film about the life of Ashik Vessel, Satiroglu says:
“The interview that my father gave when my grandfather was alive tells all the details of Esma’s escape. He did not mention such incidents. My grandfather and grandmother Esma’s narration confirms the fact that although my grandfather realized that Grandma Esma was leaving, he did not stop her, three or four months later, when they returned to the village, Hussein fell ill. My grandfather supported them and Grandma Esma never wanted them to get in trouble. In other words, my grandfather did not show an attitude of revenge, loss, or resentment. Today, when the killing of women in the name of so-called love increases, the value of my grandfather’s attitude becomes more understandable and meaningful.“