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Music Voyager is a Travel series that explores a Country/State/City thru its Culture....using Music as our vehicle!

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    Not sure if this fits what you're after but here's a couple of ideas. There are a couple of streets in the Galata/Taksim area that are popular with locals and musicians. Hasnun Galip Sokak (sokak meaning street) off Istiklal Street near Taksim square is where you will find locals listening (and often dancing traditional halay) to traditional live Turkish and arabesque music. Galip Dede Caddesi in Galata (at the end of Istiklal - going towards the Galata tower) is lined with musical instrument shops and maybe a good place to do some research with the local musicians for what you need for your videos. Other ideas for "off the grid" and culture is to make sure you find somewhere with Sulukale / Roman music - if you're lucky you could attend a wedding...likewise a kurdish wedding is an experience in itself where music and dance are the feature of local culture. Other ideas is seeing an authentic Sufi ceremony - just depends what music you're after. For modern club music then look toward Ortakoy - Angelic or Reina or Nomads.....Live music go with Babylon, Ghetto, Araf - all around Taksim Area. almost 6 years ago

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    Walk along the "boardwalk" in Sultanahmet on a weekend. Families barbequing, picnicking, singing, young men smoking and gambling for seemingly the first time, older men gambling for the millionth time, fishing, kids paying to borrow a gun to shoot cans off rocks ... And, if it is still there, view a shipwreck 3 feet from the boardwalk which no one will pay to clean up, and which little kids play on and swim around. Quite a lot for a short walk, and not a tourist in site. And lots of people playing instruments all over. almost 6 years ago

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    Go and ask people to sing and record... You can catch amazing songs and characters... almost 6 years ago

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    Go to unkapani, also at Very end of istiklal street there are about 30 instrument shops over 5 years ago

    Answered by Ozan/ 32 via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app

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