The eminence of Turkey lies in its cultural legacy which is believed to be a concoction of Ottoman Empire including the Roman and the Islamic culture, and the Western Culture. The more the Ottoman Empire proceeded to westernize itself the more number of cultural products were introduced, the instruments being one of them. And today the vast range of instruments used in Turkey stand as the representatives of Turkish cultural heritage.
The Turkish instruments can be segregated into three chief categories, namely string instruments, wind instruments and percussion.
Turkish Classical Music is one of the most interesting and oldest type of classical music in the world along with Indian Classical Music and Western Classical Music. So, what makes Turkish Classical Music one of the greatest of the world? First of all Turkish Classical Music dates back so old and has lots of important composer and musician. Turkish Classical Music has it’s highest point at the time of Ottomans and there were really great musicians and composers.
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul is a 2005 film/documentary directed by Fatih Akın. The film is a journey through the music scene in modern Istanbul, Turkey as well as portraying its cultural life. It was screened out of competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
It features German musician Alexander Hacke (member of Einstürzende Neubauten) as the narrator. Hacke and Akın travelled around Istanbul with a mobile recording studio and a microphone, assembling an inspired portrait of Turkish music — from arabesque to indie rock and rap.
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