Istanbulive is an all-day showcase of Turkish music launched in 2009. supported by the Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism.
Istanbulive is an all-day showcase of Turkish music launched in 2009. Istanbulive brings together one of the largest-ever assemblies of musicians from Turkey on an American stage and presents the most diverse live music the nation has to offer. In its first three years at Central Park SummerStage, over 15,000 people enjoyed the sounds of Istanbulive by major Turkish stars like MFÖ, Sertab Erener, Kenan Doğulu and Duman. This year the concert will debut at Lincoln Center Out of Doors on July 28, 2012 and will feature folk and protest music legend, Selda Bağcan, the oriental jazz of Ilhan Erşahin’s Wonderland featuring Hüsnü Şenlendirici and The Secret Trio, a new band formed by Ara Dinkjian, Ismail Lumanovski and Tamer Pınarbaşı.
Highlighting the rich musical history of the Euro-Asian capital Istanbul, the concert presents the diversity and extraordinary virtuosity found in Turkish music today. The festival received excellent reviews in the US press including coverage in the New Yorker, Channel Thirteen, National Geographic, MTV and many more. Fans regularly drive from Boston, DC, Philadelphia and Toronto for this annual gathering.Istanbulive is a free event, sustained by the support of generous parties who are dedicated to the influx of global music in the United States. With all musicians flying in from Turkey, the event is authentic and substantial, both fiscally and organizationally.
We are committed to raising $10,000 to help contribute to covering the extensive production and marketing expenses of this ambitious event and ensure that it continues in the future free of charge. Funds raised from this campaign will go towards promotional expenses, production costs, audio/video engineers, publicity and other expenses affiliated with the event. The Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism and a host of other organizations are supporting the event, and funds raised through this campaign would be in addition to what is already pledged.
Istanbulive has packed out every year and we expect the same this year, too. Please help us create a memorable evening by supporting and promoting Turkish culture and music. We thank you all in advance for your generous supports.
Serdar Ilhan & Mehmet Dede
Istanbulive IV Producers
"Istanbulove" for Istanbulive:
"Central Park Summerstage To Host Unprecedented Gathering Of Turkish Musicians In New York" - National Geographic Music
"Istanbulive II will feature five hours of contemporary music, presenting New Yorkers with familiar genres influenced by the Turkish context in which they've developed." - Channel Thirteen
"The Turkish Woodstock" - Lucid Culture Blog
"The Thrall Of TURKEY: Istanbul's biggest performers rock out near the Great Lake" - Village Voice
"Turkey-U.S. relations have been in the news lately, with many commentators expressing concern that Turkey is tilting away from the West. This concert suggests otherwise." - The New Yorker
"The cosmopolitan city "where East meets West" heads decidedly west to Central Park for Istanbulive II, a day-long celebration of the music of Turkey." - Flavorpill
"Representatives from Turkey's flourishing cultural scene hold forth in this second-annual SummerStage showcase. [Critics Picks]" - Time Out NY
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