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Spirit of Istanbul

18:00 - 22:00


Show Time: 7:00 PM

This event will take place in EartH Theatre.

Excited to announce the **"Spirit of Istanbul"** Concert featuring the incredible talents of Göksel Baktagir (Kanun), Yurdal Tokcan (Oud), Derya Turkan (Kemençe), and Bülent Elmas (Percussion). They'll take you on a musical journey through Istanbul's rich history and culture. Let the enchanting sounds of Turkish Maqam Music touch your heart.

This concert is part of the centenary celebrations of the Republic of Türkiye, the last caretakers of Istanbul’s musical heritage. Through the harmonious blend of kanun, oud, kemençe, and percussion, the ‘Spirit of Istanbul’ will sweep through the streets of London and Manchester this December.

The first of the two concerts will take place in London’s premier concert hall, EartH Theatre in Hackney on 11th December 2023 at 7 PM.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance start time to pass through security checks and find your seats.

For more information please email [email protected]

Filming and/or photography will be taking place at the event for the purposes of archiving, marketing, and all other publications. By entering this event, you consent to the Yunus Emre Institute taking photographs and videos and using them.

If you have any queries or would like more information about access at EartH, please contact DICE through the Help Centre.

EartH is a social enterprise committed to supporting new musicians, with music studios in the venue that are completely free for young artists in Hackney to use. Find out more here (https://earthackney.co.uk/about/studio-36/).

This concerts is organised under the auspices of Yunus Emre Institute London in collaboration with the Turkish Consulate in Manchester and with the support of Turkish Airlines and Turkish Culture and Tourism Office UK (GoTürkiye).

This is a 14+ event. Each under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is over 21 (1:1 ratio). In order to verify your age, ID may be requested. For this reason, we advise that all customers bring valid ID. For further information see Age and ID in FAQ’s. Right of admission reserved.


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