Turkey is witnessing the biggest anti-government protests in years. What started as a small sit-in to protect the bulldozing of trees in the last green space known as Gezi Park in central Istanbul has turned into tens of thousands of people protesting. We received radio shows, mixtapes, and videos from these protests. Please send us more!
Mixtape by Istanbul-based Artist Gantz
Tracks from producers and musicians from Istanbul:
1 – El Mahdy Jr – Phantomatik
2 – El Mahdy Jr – Zahir Horror
3 – Grup Ses Beats – Atardamar Operasyonu (DS2 Edit)
4 – Baker Aaron – Here With Me
5 – Ethnique Punch – Tiran
6 – Ince Sarj – You Know the Drill
7 – Tabanvay – İçelim
8 – Grup Ses Beats – DIM DIM VIY VIY
9 – El Mahdy Jr – Mehtaab
Artwork by Behnan Shabbir.
Mixtape by Istanbul-based Artist Bassbakan
From Pre-Islamic Shamans to Nu Disco: Turkey's Music of Resistance
In the wake of the recent anti-government demonstrations throughout Turkey, Norient contributor Moses Iten presents a feature on the little known Turkish popular music of the 60s and 70s which was anti-establishment, fusing influences from Western psychedelic rock with music from the Anatolian folk traditions of dissent. Read his article here. And listen to his ABC-show on Into The Music.
Baris K (Istanbul-based DJ / music producer / AnaPop Festival organiser)
Serhan Ali (Melbourne-based DJ)
Cahit Berkay (singer / musician / founding member of Mogollar)
Levent Akman (musician / founding member of Baba Zula)
Murat Ertel (musician / vocalist / founding member of Baba Zula)
Sabahat Akkiraz (singer / Member of Turkish Parliament)
2/5 BZ, DVJ MyTube YouSpace, BerBat Söksal – the Istanbul based multi-media artist Serhat Köksal has been evolving a slew of aliases over the past 28 years. He performed at our 2nd Norient Musikfilm Festival, and was now heavily injured on Taksim square. We wish him good recovery from his bon fractures. Read about him in this Norient article by Stefanie Alisch.
An old podcast on the important Turkish label Kalan Müzik. More Info: here
With: Hadass Pal-Yarden, Asik Veysel, Roza Eskenazi, Knar, Nizamettin Aric, Aynur, Birol Topaloglu & Ngoluri Didalepe, Hazan Aaron, Kohen Yasak, International Italian Quartet.
Some videos that we received from Turkey and from our networks. Please send us more!