Jazz festival to feature Syrian, African music

Published 21.06.2016 23:49

The 23th edition of the Istanbul Jazz Festival will bring more than 200 local and international jazz musicians and have more than 50 live performances. The Syrian National Orchestra, which had to flee their homeland along with conductor Issam Rafea, will salute Syrian culture and music as a part of the African Express project, which is produced by Damon Albarn, Lil' Silva, Brian Eno and Ghostpoet. During the concert in Istanbul, the front man of the British band Blur and the mastermind behind the revolutionary band Gorillaz, Damon Albarn, will accompany the orchestra on stage. If you do not want to miss this special performance, which is coming to Istanbul after Southbank Centre and Glastonbury, you should mark the date on your calendar.

When: June 27

Where: Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Sage, Istanbul

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