KOLEKTIF ISTANBUL

KOLEKTIF ISTANBUL

 ─░stanbul, Istanbul, TUR
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The story behind this very special record involves sessions held over a span of a number of years between friends, collaborators and acquaintances. Spearheaded by Ilhan Ersahin on saxophone and Wurlitzer electric piano and clarinet master Husnu Senlendirici, the project coalesces behind the vocals of three famous vocalists: Gilberto Gil, Jane Birkin and Seyyal Taner (often described as the Tina Turner of Turkey).

Biography

Kolektif Istanbul has been mainly based on musical variance of Eastern Europe in the sense of traditional Turkish repertories. By this intention which primarily refers to a subjective positioning on musical understanding through ethnic and traditional music is what the project aims to acknowledge cultural sharing and meetings in where the "traditionally repertory" represents the bulk of the marriages and rituals
that are surrounded by. The main context of the musical purpose is mostly focusing on the "meeting" of Anatolian and Balkan Cultures. After their very first album Balkanatolia, 2006 the band went through a musical evolution which brought them to Krivoto released on June 2008. With a funky and jazzy touch Kolektif Istanbul doubled their tempo and so their energy! Nevertheless, the original characters of the melodies, inspirations, and so themes on the path of musical travel, has
been overcome with "respect" and gaining ethical positions, in the other hand, while great freedom is taken with the orchestrations.
Kolektif Istanbul grew up from the meeting of musicians from villages playing at fetes and marriage ceremonies in the "homeland", and musicians with improvisation backgrounds from different modern styles but all in Istanbul with the colors of Istanbul.Gayda (Bulgarian bagpipes), clarinet, saxophone, accordion, tuba, percussions, drums all these instruments make this a unit with a great richness of sound which
combines both the Balkan fanfare dynamism and the Anatolian blues depth. The Ensemble gains in intensity and emotion with Asli Dogan, the voice of this project, which carries all the expressiveness and sensitivity of the popular song.
After their spectacular performances at Montreux Jazz Festival and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in summer 2011, Kolektif Istanbul keeps touring in prestigious festivals and venues across Europe and getting ready to release their third album in October 2013.

Discography

- Balkanatolia (2005) Baykus
- Krivoto (2008) Pozitif

new album releases on May 2012

Set List

1- FEKA
2- STIPSKI COCEK
3- ERGENSKI
4- MISTER COCEK
5- FERIDEM / RAMIZEM
6- BERBER OGLAN
7- KRIVOTO
8- AGIR BULGAR
9- ROMSKI
10- DAMDA
11- ANADOLU KOCEK
12- GUL ALI
13- OSMANIA
14- MAKEDONSKO
15- YAKTIN YANDIRDIN
16- KARA BELINE YAR
17- BIR ELMANIN YARISI