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Crossing the bridge: the sound of Istanbul (2005)

Original Title : Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul
Director : Fatih Akin
Writer : Fatih Akin
Genre : Documentary
Music
Country : Germany
Language : Turkish
Producer : Fatih Akin , Sandra Harzer , Christian Kux , Klaus Maeck , Tina Mersmann , Andreas Thiel
Photography : Hervé Dieu
Distributor : Bavaria Film
IMDB ID : 0459242
Official site : http://www.crossingthebridge.de/
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Starring

Alexander Hacke Himself
Baba Zula Themselves
Orient Expressions Themselves
Duman Themselves
Replikas Themselves
Erkin Koray Himself
Ceza Himself
Istanbul Style Breakers Themselves
MercanDede Himself
Selim Sesler Himself
Brenna MacCrimmon Herself
Siyasiyabend Themselves
Orhan Gencebay Himself
Müzeyyen Senar Herself
Sezen Aksu Herself
Sertab Erener Herself
 

Plot

A European musician and composer sets out to capture the musical diversity of Istanbul. A lover of experimenting with sound, Alexander Hacke (of the German avantgarde band Einstürzende Neubauten) roams the streets of Istanbul with his mobile recording studio and "magic mike" to assemble an inspired portrait of Turkish music. His voyage leads to the discovery of a broad spectrum ranging from modern electronic, rock and hip-hop to classical "Arabesque". As he wanders through this seductive world, Alex collects impressions and tracks by artists such as neo-psychedelic band Baba Zula, fusion DJs Orient Expressions, rock groups Duman and Replikas, maverick rocker Erkin Koray, Ceza (Turkey’s answer to Public Enemy), breakdance performers Istanbul Style Breakers, digital dervish Mercan Dede, renowned clarinetist Selim Sesler, Canadian folk singer Brenna MacCrimmon, street performers Siyasiyabend, Kurdish singer Aynur, the "Elvis of Arabesque" Orhan Gencebay, and legendary divas Müzeyyen Senar and Sezen Aksu.
 

Comments

A wonderful mixture of music and the city!, 30 May 2005 Author: Derya Akkaya from Turkey By watching this film you will not only explore the "Turkish music" but will also explore the city of Istanbul with wonderful pictures and scenes from all over the important regions of the city.There are lots of delightful conversations with all sorts of musicians and their thoughts about music,culture.There is also discussions about the mixture of east and west like Istanbul has,how they make their music, how do they see themselves comparing to other country's musicians.It consists the music of Ceza,Duman,Baba Zula,Aynur,Müzeyyan Senar,Orhan Gencebay..The Turkish Queen of Music Sezen Aksu...An important work of art!
 
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