- Sun 26 Feb 2017
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Free entry thanks to the Goethe-Institut NZ
- Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
- Rating: Exempt
A journey through the music scene and cultural life in modern Istanbul, Turkey, an inspired portrait of Turkish music — from arabesque to indie rock and rap.
A European musician and composer sets out to capture the musical diversity of Istanbul. A lover of experimenting with sound, Alexander Hacke roams the streets of Istanbul with his mobile recording studio and ‘magic mike’ to assemble an inspired portrait of Turkish music.
His voyage leads to the discovery of a broad spectrum ranging from modern electronic, rock and hip-hop to classical ‘Arabesque’. As he wanders through this seductive world, Alex collects impressions and tracks by artists such as neo-psychedelic band Baba Zula, fusion DJs Orient Expressions, rock groups Duman and Replikas, maverick rocker Erkin Koray, Ceza (Turkey’s answer to Public Enemy), breakdance performers Istanbul Style Breakers, digital dervish Mercan Dede, renowned clarinetist Selim Sesler, Canadian folk singer Brenna MacCrimmon, street performers Siyasiyabend, Kurdish singer Aynur, the ‘Elvis of Arabesque’ Orhan Gencebay, and legendary divas Müzeyyen Senar and Sezen Aksu.