Saturday, 14 March 2015

Istanbul: music bemusement (Armenian? Turkish?)

With a group of Armenian friends (from Armenia and Diaspora), we were passing through this really cool square towards the end of Istiklal avenue in Istanbul, and there was very good vibe there, with mainly young crowd of people seating on the floor, drinking, chatting and singing. Funnily enough, when we reached them, for at least a minute or so, we could not understand if they were singing in Armenian or Turkish. Perhaps, it's a kind of Turkish dialect they were using which has Armenian influences, or music was similar to Armenian, but we were bemused at our confusion and similarities.

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