Rough Guide to Turkish Café
Nili Belkind, Compiler
Turkish music is much more than Whirling Dervishes and efforts in the Eurovision song contest. It has inspired the styles of many Mediterranean regions and, located between Asia and Europe, embodies a vibrant melting pot of sounds. From traditional modest coffee houses to elegant venues of Istanbul, Turkish cafes boast an ambiance immersed in the voice of legendary Sezen Aksu, gypsy clarinet of Selim Sesler and a range of folk and pop talents.