Fatih Kısaparmak (31 January 1961, Elazığ), is a singer/songwriter of traditional Turkish folk music.
Born in Elazığ, Maden, his mother Yıldız Hanım is a retired primary school teacher, his father Necip Bey is a high school teacher, beurocrat and the coordinating principal of various high ranking schools and institutions.
In 1991, he married economist Şebnem Ergür (Kısaparmak) who was a television news presenter for TRT, Channel 6, Channel 7 and Fox TV. The couple have two sons, Ozan and Kaan. After tertiary education, Fatih Kısaparmak was the music presenter for Anakara State Conservatory and TRT Anakara Radio, his artworks could also be found in State Arts Galeri. He was a photojournalist for Tasvir Newspaper while he was studying at Ankara Bahçelievler High School. In his university years, many of his poems, interviews and research papers were published in various arts and literature magazines.
He started his professional music and songwriting career in 1985. His first song Kilim was a huge success. He then released 15 music albums and wrote over 200 songs. He was known as the ‘Contemporary Ozan’, ‘Mr Kilim’ and ‘The Father of Folk’.
Fatih Kısaparmak formed two concert orchestras called ‘Group Kilim’ and ‘Group Mozaic’. He held a charity concert for Erzincan, Gölcük and Pakistan earthquakes to help organizations like Darülaceze and Unicef.
Alongside Turkey, he held concerts in USA, Russia, Germany, Austria, France, Holland, Belgium, Cyprus, Central Asia, Bosnia and Venezuela.
Fatih Kısaparmak was also in the managerial position for three seasons for Malatyaspor and Elazığspor soccer teams. He was also a member and manager of İstanbul- Elazığ Cultural Foundation and other foundations in Elazığ.
He has received over 70 awards from leading Turkish organizations, his most recent in 2000 being a doctorate title for his contributions in Turkish folk music from Fırat University.
AlbumsVe Senin Siirlerim (1987)Kilim (1987)Yarına Kaç Var - Bekle Küçüğüm (1989)Cemre Düşünce (1990)Güneşi Biz Uyandırdık (1991)Portakal Çiçeğim (1992)Dicle'nin Oğlu (1993)Hoşçakal (1994)Fatih Kısaparmak'tan Hitler (1994)Mozaik 1 (1995)Mozaik 2 (1996)Olur Mu Böyle Hasan (1998)Mor Salkımlı Sokak...Ve Senin Şiirlerim (Birlikte verilen 2 albüm, 1999)Bu Dağ Ne Rüzgarlar Gördü (2000)Vay Benim Hayallerim (2001)Sevdaysa Sevda, Kavgaysa Kavga (2003)Ben İki Kere Ağladım (2004)Belki Dönemem Anne (2007)Mor Salkimli Sokak ve Senin Siirlerim (2008)Ask Ve Özgürlük Icin (2009)ÜZÜM KARASI GÖZLERİN
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