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cine music - crossing the bridge: the sound of istanbul

tuesday october 28th, 2014
at onomatopoeia - the music hub
free entrance


cine music - Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

duration: 90 min
type: music documentary | music
language: Turkish | German | Kurdish | English
subtitles: french
release: 27 May 2005 (Turkey)
director: Fatih Akin


Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul is a 2005 film/documentary directed by Fatih Akın. The film is a journey through the music scene in modern Istanbul, Turkey as well as portraying its cultural life. It was screened out of competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

It features German musician Alexander Hacke (member of Einstürzende Neubauten) as the narrator. Hacke and Akın travelled around Istanbul with a mobile recording studio and a microphone, assembling an inspired portrait of Turkish music — from arabesque to indie rock and rap.

Among the featured artists in the film are (in order of appearance):

Baba Zula
Orient Expressions
Erkin Koray
Istanbul Style Breakers
Mercan Dede
Brenna MacCrimmon
Selim Sesler
Nur Ceylan
Aynur (i.e. Aynur Doğan)
Orhan Gencebay
Müzeyyen Senar
Sezen Aksu
Sertab Erener


cine music project was never made possible without the support of:
Rami Tannous
Sahar Charara
Ziad M. Nawfal
Jennifer Haddad
Hayat Nabbouh
Adel Minkara

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