More Mozart, More Fazıl Say, More Delight @ IKSV Music Festival

And so the evening of Mozart Sonatas performed by renowned Turkish pianist and composer Fazıl Say at Heybeliada came to an end. After having...

Review: Mashrou’ Leila @ Bronx Pi Sahne

On Friday, Nov. 28, a group of friends and I were getting pumped for a concert in Istanbul that we had all been looking forward...

(Oct 18) Karsu @ Babylon Bomonti

Babylon Bomonti will host singer/songwriter Karsu on Wednesday 18 October. Doors open at 20:30, with the show set to start at 21:30. Tickets are...

Review: Gripin @ Jolly Joker

What a crowded Jolly Joker lacks in elbow room it certainly makes up for in performance quality, and this month's Gripin performance was no...

Review: Ayhan Sicimoğlu & Latin All Stars @ Babylon

Babylon has always been the perfect place to head to on a Saturday night in Asmalımescit. The venue hosts local artists as well as...

The A-Z of Turkish Music

Let me say straight away that this is not an encyclopedic or historical article on Turkish music. Rather, these are my observations on the...

Review: Borusan Philharmonic Featuring Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich

The March 13th program of the Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Nicola Benedetti on the violin and Leonard Elschenbroich on the cello, was a program...

Marking the Season with BIPO and the Salzburg Bach Choir

The Borusan Philharmonic is one of the most popular of orchestras in Turkey. They take the stage every month or so at the Lütfi...

Hip Hop Jam Artist Profile: Fate Fat

Fans of dubstep and gangsta rap are sure to get a kick out of Fate Fat (real name: Fatih Ucum), one of the rising...

Review: A Photographer’s Evening with PJ Harvey

"Fifteen keys, fifteen keys hang on a chain..." These were the first words the fuzzy audience heard from Polly Jean at Zorlu PSM on Wednesday...

Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy: Review of Babylon’s Soundgarden

Two of our contributors, Erin West and Will Dawson, had an epic day at Babylon’s Soundgarden on Saturday. Things got so crazy they even...

Insider Trading: 80s, 90s Music with Capital Radio 101.0

Yabangee's most recent 90s party showed that while the 90s may be over time wise, the spirit and the music lives on. Who wouldn't...

Taxim Sound: Reggae, Dancehall, Carribean and Urban Sounds in the Heart...

Announcing the newest force in reggae, dancehall and urban sounds! Get acquainted with Taxim Sound, a group of four music buffs with a love...

Review: Coldplace @ Bronx Pi Sahne

Let me set the scene: it's a summer night in 2000 and I'm inside my first car. I approach a traffic light while listening...

Raskatov’s Crying in the Wilderness @ St. Irene

One of the most intriguing programs of the IKSV Istanbul Music Festival was without a doubt the evening that featured the renowned Russian composer...

Review: Buika @ Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theater

Summer of 2016 has been a sad one for those of us who waited so long to see some of our favorite artists live...

A Dozen of the Best: The 12 Cellists of the Berlin...

The Istanbul Music Festival is always a highlight of the summer. This is the forty-third year of the festival, and the central theme this time...

Theodore Paul & Gabriel @ Salon IKSV: Reviewed

Theodore Paul & Gabriel played Salon IKSV last night (Friday 19 April) and put in the work winning the audience over to their brand...

Yabangee Weekend Roundup: Friday 05 May – Sunday 07 May

We’ve done our best to compile events we’re aware of. If you think we’ve forgotten one or want to see your event featured, please...

Have a Reggae Christmas (Luciano the Messenger @ Nayah Reggae Bar)

What better way to spend Christmas Eve than getting down to the conscious reggae vibes bestowed upon Nayah Reggae bar by Luciano the Messenger,...

Concluding IKSV’s Jazz Festival – An Evening with the Masters

By Julián Muñoz Villarreal and Elizabeth Stern The final concert of the Istanbul IKSV Jazz Festival took place this past Wednesday evening against the lush...

Transcending decades and genres with Erol Evgin

Friends and family were surprised when I announced that I had tickets for the Erol Evgin concert at the Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre...

Review: 23rd Istanbul Jazz Festival Opening @ Cemil Topuzlu

Imagine a night that Damon Albarn opens the 23rd Istanbul Jazz Festival at Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre and then the Arabic ‘Ada Sahillerinde Bekliyorum’...

In Conversation with 123

One of our contributors, Mustafa Çankaya, recently sat down with a few members of the Turkish band 123 to talk about music, life in...

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