Monday, 04 March 2024
Melody of the Konya’s Streets

Melody of the Konya’s Streets

Durmuş Sütemen, who has been a street musician since the age of 5, using the century-old violin inherited from his father, has been traveling from city to city for 45 years, earning a living by practicing his father's profession.

 

 

After losing his father at the age of 9, Durmuş Sütemen, who traveled every inch of Central Anatolia with the century-old violin inherited from his father, continued to sustain himself as a street musician, standing on his own feet. Within this framework, Sütemen went to the Karapınar district of Konya, showcasing his talent by wandering from street to street. Singing folk songs with his violin on the streets and in workplaces, Durmuş Sütemen earns his livelihood through the tips he collects.

 

 

 

Durmuş Sütemen, expressing that his father was also involved in music, said, "It is saddening that the current generation doesn't understand or listen to these songs; they prefer different types of music. In fact, folk songs depict real-life experiences. I have been involved in music since the age of 5. I can play almost all musical instruments. My father was also a musician. When I lost him at the age of 9, I started standing on my own feet. Actually, we provide free concerts to the public on the streets. We don't ask people for money; they give it willingly from their hearts if they enjoy the music and if we touch their hearts with our performance."