• Film ID:
  • 14423
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=90 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Turkey.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • German.
    Turkish.
CROSSING THE BRIDGE: THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL (2005)
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A European musician and composer, Alexander Hacke, wanders through the seductive streets of Istanbul with his mobile recording studio to assemble an inspired portrait of Turkish music. His atmospheric voyage of discovery leading to a rich diversity of sound ranging from modern electronic, rock and hip-hop to classical "Arabesque". Included are 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 clarinettist 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. Well worth a gander.
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