Nil Karaibrahimgil'in Müziği Üzerinden Özgür Kadın Imaji

Translated title of the contribution: "The Free Women Image" via Nil Karaibrahimgil’s Music

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This study is basically focused on the image “Freewoman” on behalf of the singer and composer Nil Karaibrahimgil’s musical Works within the context of gender.
The aim of the research is to put woman image of 2000’s for consideration by means of music based upon the singer who has become known by the serial commercials of Turkcell prepaid cards at 2000 and whose album was unleashed under the name Nil’in Dunyası at 2002. Since then she has shared her inner world and her music with the audience through her many interviews. There has been many news of the albums she had made, lyrics of her songs, commercials she has taken parts in, the commercial copies she wrote, her columns, her book ‘Nil’in Kelebekleri’ composed of 140 of her columns distinguished from about 800 of others, her marriage and her video clips. We can conclude that Nil Karaibrahimgil’s life and actions are followed may be considered as a role model, especially by women. She answered a question “You are a free woman; you buy your diamond ring yourself. How was your fans’ reaction to your marriage?” by uttering that she had received many messages conveying how could she able to marry, how could she able to do such thing to them...”
It is necessary for the study to interpret lyrics of the singer and semiological signs in her video clips within the prospects of modern woman image of Turkey, how it has been coming about and to share its history. Above all, what is the role of woman in these lands before and after Islam, during ottoman age, republic period and 20th. century? Who is the economically free townswoman formed by effects of media?
Translated title of the contribution"The Free Women Image" via Nil Karaibrahimgil’s Music
Original languageTurkish
Article number6
Pages (from-to)72-80
Number of pages9
JournalPorte akademik müzik ve dans araştırmaları dergisi : Journal of Music and Dance Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Popular Culture
  • gender
  • Gender and feminism
  • representation


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