Landscapes of Music in Istanbul: A Cultural Politics of Place and Exclusion

An amazing work by Alex Papadopoulos and Asli Duru about Istanbul and music landscape: Landscapes of Music in Istanbul

Everyday articulations of music, place, urban politics, and inclusion/exclusion are powerfully present in Istanbul. This volume analyses landscapes of music, community, and exclusion across a century and a half. An interdisciplinary group of scholars and artists presents four case studies: the rembetika, the music of the Asiks, the Zakir/Alevi tradition, and hip-hop, in Beyoglu, Üsküdar, the gentrifying Sulukule neighbourhood, and across the metropolis.

 

 

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