Sound Of Istanbul



Even if you lived in Turkey or traveled to Turkey for vacation or business, I'm hoping this music will pleasantly surprise and entertain you. There is so much ethnic and social diversity in the world. Freedom, social justice and human rights arent enough to bring happiness to people. Every social or ethnic community has a need to love and be loved. What I say sounds like Bob Marley's ideas but it isn't all that different from the principles of Kemal Ataturk (founder of modern Turkey) or words of Sufi poet Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi. Ideas and beliefs that come with good intentions can't always stand the test of time. Ideas must continue to evolve. Like Ghandi did, people must always try and earn appreciation and justice from the world through peace.This podcast aims to build a bridge of music that will bring the east and the west closer by creating cross-cultural dialog, new interest communities and new opportunities for positive change. I believe we need a globally integrated culture. Its called One World. Naturally and eventually the world culture will unite. With the help of the internet, it will happen quickly if we are able to preserve net neutrality. Net neutrality means that the internet delivers my little podcast with the same priority as the media coming from rich corporations. I am not against media companies but loosing net neutrality may create monopolies and may suppress global voices.You may find it funny that I have such high hopes for this little podcast project. I am enjoying the rewarding experience of hearing from people from all over the world. I recommend that everyone should go and try to enjoy something new from another civilization. For example you could try a book, a movie, ethnic food and of course music. We are having fun during this musical journey. My Anatolian music mix often takes an ethnic-electronic route. I mix belly-dance, classical, Sufi/meditation, jazz and pop. I also play traditional acoustic music. Just as we work hard at integrating music, we need to preserve and improve traditional styles. Every type of music has a special place on this mosaic.Music, like all things within the universe, is always evolving. I am please to report that Turkey now produces music in many genres, styles and languages including Arabic, Armenian, Azeri, English, Pontic/Laz (Black Sea region), Greek, Tajik and Kurdish etc. Current Turkish music genres are too many to list and unfortunately I do not have enough music in my library to play many of the genres. In collaboration with western musicians, progressive Turkish artists are doing an excellent job integrating western styles with ethnic sounds. Popular western musicians are also taking interest in middle-eastern and Asian fusion and we are starting to see newer examples of that (i.e. Sting, Blackeyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls, Shakira, Norah Jones etc.)This podcast was downloaded 30,000 times during the first six months starting late 2006. As of early 2007, there were over 3,200 subscribers. Majority of the listeners live in USA and Western Europe.The mixes are not for duplication or sale. I take full responsibly for my ideas, mixes, comments and show topics since none of this is being reviewed, revised or endorsed by the music artists. If you are interested in purchasing music, I will gladly make recommendations.Due to high volume downloads, my podcast is sometimes on hold till the monthly quota clears. If you are unable to download, please drop me an email and let me know.Thanks for listening!I am having trouble with podomatic mail. Please send email to the following google account instead: | peace percussion podcast podcasts pop progressive remix rumi saz sezen shakira social sufi sultan tarkan tasavvuf techno tourist trance travel tribal turk turkey turkish turkish turku ud ultravox union voice voices world zurna kanun kemence davul darbuka pamukkale IstanbulLinkedin profile: tags:Bulut Nesim - other specialties:My specialties and interests include project management, enterprise content management (via intellectual capital/digital asset reuse), sales tools, web site acquisition/consolidation best practices, community networking, portals, collaboration, e-marketing, CRM, inside sales, SEO/SEM, social media marketing, rich media development (music, video), web analytics, web experience, voice of customer, databases, application development including but not limited to IBM Lotus platforms, IBM, Lotus, IBM Software, LotusLive, Lotus Connections, Lotus Quckr, Lotus SameTime, Bulut Nesim, Bulut Nesimoglu


  • In Trance

    In Trance

    27/04/2011 Duration: 30min
  • Techno Folk

    Techno Folk

    27/04/2011 Duration: 21min
  • East2West: Turkish Fusion - Latin Influence

    East2West: Turkish Fusion - Latin Influence

    18/09/2010 Duration: 54min

    Turkish music that is under some Latin influence or uses Latin jazz or percussion instruments. Enjoy !

  • East2West: Turkish Fusion - East Asian Influence

    East2West: Turkish Fusion - East Asian Influence

    18/09/2010 Duration: 25min

    Turkish music that is influenced by Indian/East Asian melodies and beats.

  • The Door Opens

    The Door Opens

    27/08/2010 Duration: 34min
  • Organic Trance

    Organic Trance

    27/08/2010 Duration: 47min
  • Wyclef Jean reaches out to Tarkan

    Wyclef Jean reaches out to Tarkan

    11/08/2010 Duration: 03min

    Wyclef Jean collaborates with Tarkan on this track. Track: Why don't We (Aman Aman) Additional organic search tags: Wyclef Jean Haiti Presidential Candidate Hip-Hop World Music Tarkan Turkey

  • Alive


    21/05/2010 Duration: 06min

    Composed by Mumtaz, remixed by Bulut using drum loops and software from Sony Creative Software (Sony Acid and Electro-world Percussion Loops).  Also check out my Photos of Cyprus video project.

  • Field of Dreams - All One Family Sing

    Field of Dreams - All One Family Sing

    16/05/2010 Duration: 17min

    All One Family Sing - Authored and performed by Jabez L. Van Cleef Music mixed by Bulut

  • Freedom of Expression

    Freedom of Expression

    07/05/2010 Duration: 32min

    This episode kicks off with a song by Bendeniz. Watch her music video on youtube. Click here.

  • African musician Tani Diakite

    African musician Tani Diakite

    03/05/2010 Duration: 04min

    Track:  Donba Artist:  Tani Diakite Malian Blues Band Album: Wassoulou Funk   Tani's music for sale on ITunes Tani's music for sale on USA Tani's music for sale on UK

  • The Beach

    The Beach

    01/05/2010 Duration: 23s