The women changing Turkey’s music scene
By Ezgi Üstündağ | March 24, 2017
Few Turkish words conjure up a scene as swiftly and uniformly as ozan
. The noun is seemingly inseparable from the image of an elderly minstrel, bağlama
in hand, singing of his travels before an audience of Anatolian villagers. Significant, too, is that this widespread understanding of the ozan
, the lone...
Music and Performing Arts, Jazz, Protest Music
By Victoria Khroundina | December 30, 2013
With just a few days left of 2013, it’s time to look back on the year that was. The year 2013 will be etched in history as the year of the Gezi protests
. It all started with a tree, so to speak, in late May when a group of people...
Architecture, Contemporary Art, Culinary Arts, Design, Exhibitions, Film, History, Museums, Music and Performing Arts, Protest Music, Nature, News, Gezi Protests, Photography, Sport
The First Gasman Festival
By Cornucopia Blog | July 6, 2013
Tens of thousands will descend on the docks of Kadıköy on Sunday evening for the First Gasman Festival (Gazdanadam Festivalı), inspired by the dramatic use of pepper gas in Taksim Square and elsewhere across the country in June. Thrown together with all the energy unleashed by Gezi Park, it kicks off...
Music and Performing Arts, Protest Music
Reactions from some of Istanbul's cultural institutions to the Gezi Park protests
By Victoria Khroundina | July 3, 2013
The Gezi Park resistance, which started in Istanbul on May 31 and pretty soon spread to every corner of Turkey, has had an impact not only on the issues at the heart of the protests themselves, but on many aspects of practical and cultural life. As we have posted elsewhere...
Exhibitions, Music and Performing Arts, Protest Music, News, Gezi Protests
A message from Joan Baez
By Cornucopia Blog | June 18, 2013
Joan Baez salutes the Gezi resistance in Turkish and sings Imagine
Music and Performing Arts, Protest Music, News, Gezi Protests