Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

Dutch Queen’s Day celebration @ The Hall

Posted on 20 April 2012

Marc and friends @ Orange street parade in Istanbul. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

The annual celebration of the “Queen’s Day” in Istanbul once again will be held with the organization of the unique performance venue in the heart of Beyoğlu: The Hall under the auspices of The Consulate General of The Kingdom of the Netherlands. On 30th of April Monday, the celebration will begin with the parade on… Read more »

Kirmizi: Turkish all-female heavy metal band

Posted on 4 February 2012

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 I discovered Kirmizi, a Turkish all-female heavy metal band, when they were playing in DoRock bar in Taksim on a Sunday evening. DoRock is the favorite place for heavy metal fans in Istanbul, and Kirmizi was playing there regularly on Sunday evenings. Now they play at other venues as well. On Friday evening February 3rd… Read more »

Planeur rock band releases debut album

Posted on 10 January 2012

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  Planeur, the rock band formed by musician Onur Ataman and vocalist Serkan Modalı, released their debut studio album, Gelecek (Future), on the music label Avrupa Music. Ataman is one of the finest jazz guitarists in Turkey. He was the first-ever Turkish student to enroll in the Netherlands’ Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where he earned his… Read more »

Pink Amsterdam @ Ghetto Istanbul

Posted on 4 December 2011

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 17 December: Pink Amsterdam in Ghetto Pink Istanbul is an Art & Dance event linking the scenes of Istanbul and Amsterdam, for Turks and non-Turks, gays, lesbians and straights, while combining and celebrating art, music, dance, fashion, the old and the new. The event takes place on 17 December in GHETTO Genuine Music Lounge, Istanbul. There… Read more »

Popular nightclub 11:11 Istanbul

Posted on 4 November 2011

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 Nightclub 11:11 is one of the popular nightclubs in Istanbul. The club is different from other nightclubs in town. One of the reasons is the lighting design. “That does not exist even in New York’s night clubs”, 11:11 proudly states.  The club is not dark, you see everything you want to see with its unique light and sound… Read more »

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