Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (DVD + CD) 
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Award-winning director FATIH AKIN returns from the success of HEAD-ON with a musical odyssey and, along with ALEXANDER HACKE (from EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN), takes us on a unique journey through Istanbul, looking at the vibrant musical scene which includes traditional Turkish music along with rock and hip-hop. CROSSING THE BRIDGE: THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL is an absorbing portrait of the city that bridges Europe and Asia and continues the themes raised in Head-On by challenging notions of east and west. Hacke captures a variety of sounds on his magic mike and returns home with a musical treasure in his baggage that is the sound of Istanbul. See and listen to the neo-psychedelic band BABA ZULU, fusion DJs ORIENT EXPRESSIONS, rock groups DUMAN and REPLIKAS, Tukey's answer to Public Enemy CEZA, renowned clarinetist SELIM SESLER, the 'Elvis of Arabesque' ORHAN GENCEBAY, and legendary divas MÜZEYYEN SENAR and SEZEN AKSU, and more. Double Disc Edition with OST CD
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only having just ordered this i saw this at the cinema several months ago-to get some understanding of what this is about is basically two guys who go round istanbul-with a suitcase full of microphones and digital recording gear-and....record it.
there it is-with me i have an open mind when it comes to music and did have this anticipation that it was going to be more traditional music-but as well as touching trad we also get a look at grunge,hip hop,modern acoustic,expeimental and just amazing instrumentalist's-one scene that springs to mind is a scene in a bar of non-stop allday drinking and some of the most amazing fastest playing you will ever see.
i could go on and mention along the way you meet some real and great character's-from those that are very poor to the extremly wealthy but all with a common love of music.
after watching this you'll find yourself probably thinking of visiting istanbul yourself-which i am still in the progress of sorting out for my next holiday!
Sandwiched between his two brilliant dramas 'Head On', and 'Edge of
Heaven', this is a fun, infectious documentary on the Turkish music
scene - from rock and roll to traditional music and everything in
between. Done with flair, filled with a tremendous sense of humor,
great characters and amazing music. Even if you're not normally drawn
to 'world music' it will be hard not to enjoy this sweet spirited
tribute to all the wide ranging music and performers in Istanbul's
multi-cultural scene. In the process we also get a peak into the soul
of a great city as well.
NB - some versions of the DVD come with a soundtrack, and this is really worth getting. There is also a book of the same title, with 4 CDs. I have not investigated this yet.
Most recent customer reviews
I've received the order today but it was incompleted! As per description there should have been double disk set but I've get the DVD ONLY!!! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bacek
If you haven't seen this documentary get it quickly. The joy and richness of the music and the people. I will be watching this again fairly soon. Read morePublished on 27 Aug. 2012 by tinaellenlee