Gypsy Music in Istanbul

Last night we went to a bar called Badehane to listen to a Gyspy band play. Hatice said it had a Balkan feel to it. The place was small and packed full of people. The music was loud and mostly catchy. Some hippie guy that could whistle really loud kept whistling and clapping. A drunk guy standing behind me was kissing his girl and didn’t realize that the leg he was groping was Hatice’s and not the leg of the girl he was kissing. Or maybe he did?

Here’s a short sound clip of three songs so you can hear what it sounded like (for the uninitiated, just click on the triangle to play the song):

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This is the band:

Gypsie Band in Istanbul

Gypsie Band in Istanbul

Before we went there, we went to my favorite cheap and delicious Turkish food buffet:

Delicious Turkish Buffet

2 Responses to “Gypsy Music in Istanbul”

  1. nanfanon 05 Feb 2009 at 11:48 am

    Yes – catchy music – very Turkish-gypsyish sounding. And wow – that is quite an array of cuisine opportunities. Fill up that tummy, boy! Love you!

  2. Gillianon 08 Feb 2009 at 11:53 am

    The food looks amazing!! I ‘tagged’ you in a photo challenge this week…can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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