Megrelian ‘Didou Nana’ on Turkish TV series
28 November, 2013
A television series titled “Benim İçin Üzülme” (“Do Not Worry About Me”) – on air on Turkish television from 2012-2013 – featured a piece of Georgian folk song. Episode eleven of the series - which featured Fulya Zenginer, Tansel Öngel and Selin Sekerci amongst others – included a dramatic scene with famous song “Didou Nana” by Nana Belkania.
The song is performed in the episode by Kâzım Koyuncu, who contributed greatly to the restoration and preservation
of the cultural legacy of Lazistan inhabitants in Turkey. The singer – known for her emotional performance and her love for the Georgian folklore – died in 2005 from lung cancer, at the age of thirty-three.