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Mehmet Erdem non ha ‘un posto per riposare’

Mehmet Erdem non ha ‘un posto per riposare’

Il musicista originario di Manisa dimostra ancora una volta il suo valore con una canzone per un film appena uscito

Una sfacciata teenager ha preso d’assalto il pop turco

Una sfacciata teenager ha preso d’assalto il pop turco

Dopo due singoli e un’assurda dose di gossip, è pronta per la fama internazionale?

Jehan Barbur’s Miş Is a Repertoire of Unanswered Questions

Jehan Barbur’s Miş Is a Repertoire of Unanswered Questions

Jehan Barbur is of that wave of new artists that in an article for Cornucopia‘s blogEzgi Üstündağ described as “gender bending bards”. A collective definition that Jehan herself put forward, speaking of herself as part of “a generation of modern women urban bards”, singing tales of the […]

Penguen Spreads Its Wings for a Last Flight Over Turkey

Penguen Spreads Its Wings for a Last Flight Over Turkey

I am struggling to decide if Penguen enjoyed a long-ass flight or a very short one. To describe the arch that the Turkish humor magazine undertook, putting on a couple of wings back in September 2002, one could easily be tempted to let himself be carried away […]

İstanbul Bids Farewell to Photographer Sabit Kalfagil

İstanbul Bids Farewell to Photographer Sabit Kalfagil

“An artist who has never given up exploring the limits of all that can be done with a camera in this universe”. This, according to what Merih Akoğul wrote in the introduction to the 5th volume of Eczacıbaşı Photographers Series, was Sabit Kalfagil, renowned Turkish photographer […]

They Banned Wikipedia. Let’s Laugh About It, at Least!

They Banned Wikipedia. Let’s Laugh About It, at Least!

One could be forgiven for imagining that Penguen, one of the most famous humor magazines of Turkey, might be about to close because of some sort of pressure from above. An easy thought, in a country where the freedom of expression has long been under attack and which is the […]

Il nuovo disco di Ceyl’an Ertem è un atto di resistenza

Il nuovo disco di Ceyl’an Ertem è un atto di resistenza

“Ci hanno detto ‘Cosa state facendo? C’è l’Isis ad Antep’. Non c’è nessun Isis per noi qui: ci sono suoni bellissimi”

I Bubituzak se la suonano ancora “sotto i baffi”

I Bubituzak se la suonano ancora “sotto i baffi”

La band che accompagna dal vivo Gaye Su Akyol ha pubblicato una nuova chicca

Gaye Su, l’imperatrice degli ologrammi

Gaye Su, l’imperatrice degli ologrammi

“Amo il rock, ma ci sono  cose nascoste nel mio subconscio. Chiamatelo Art rock turco, se vi pare”