Gender-bending bards

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...
Posted in Music and Performing Arts, Jazz, Protest Music

The year that was…

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...
Posted in Architecture, Contemporary Art, Culinary Arts, Design, Exhibitions, Film, History, Museums, Music and Performing Arts, Protest Music, Nature, News, Gezi Protests, Photography, Sport

The first protest fest

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...
Posted in Music and Performing Arts, Protest Music

Will the show go on?

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...
Posted in Exhibitions, Music and Performing Arts, Protest Music, News, Gezi Protests

Imagine, Gezi Park

A message from Joan Baez

By Cornucopia Blog | June 18, 2013


Joan Baez salutes the Gezi resistance in Turkish and sings Imagine     
Posted in Music and Performing Arts, Protest Music, News, Gezi Protests
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