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Archive for August, 2011

Ahmad Jamal Casts a Spell On His Audience

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Klasik Keyifler Wraps Up it Kapadokya Concerts

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Klasik Keyifler’s Musical Evenings in Kapadokya

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EL SISTEMA’S MUSICAL MAGIC COMES TO ISTANBUL

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ISTANBUL: CITY OF MUSIC FESTIVALS

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I don’t usually review pop music, but I couldn’t resist checking out America’s Disco Queen’s touring show. Disco is alive and well in Istanbul and the sell-out crowd here knew every song she sang. While I did feel some amusement and yes, appreciation for her loving preservation of the genre, my reportage was considerably heightened by the delicious opportunity to skewer the opening act. Its appalling mediocrity upgraded Gloria from queen to goddess. Was this planned with that in mind? Who knows.  Gloria Gaynor’s Disco Flame Still Burns

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