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Turkish Music

Dynamic Duo: Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

If you have not savored the joys of classical Persian music, or Turkish folk music, now's your chance to take a sweet bite.

Bülent Ersoy: The Remarkable Untold Story of a Turkish Icon, Transgender Diva and Unintentional Revolutionary

Network Awesome | Posted 12.19.2012 | Queer Voices
Network Awesome

Societies tend to have pressure valves, where they let one token minority member get a foot up to forget about the injustice to the rest. However the audacious mettle that Bülent has demonstrated in her life is bewildering and inspiring and could not be taken so lightly.

IstanbuLive 4: Turks Elegant, Adventurous and Activist (3 VIDEOS)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2012 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

The fourth edition of IstanbuLive saw it moving from Central Park Summerstage, where it had drawn record crowds, to Lincoln Center's "Out of Doors" series. I found it to be such a dynamic program from start to finish.

New York Gypsy Allstars and Selim Sesler at Drom (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

You can't confine music to a political border. And with members from Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and, yes, even New York, The New York Gypsy Allstars have continued in that spirit of exploration.

Afghanistan's Youth Rock To Western Pop

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Jean MacKenzie and Mohammad Sediq Behnam HERAT -- Sex, drugs and rock n' roll: It's the young person's menu of choice the world over. Afghanista...