Tag: Istanbul

On my stereo this week: ‘Canim Benim’ by Light in Babylon.

Sometimes when you are looking for inspiration in music, it pays to look outside your comfort zone. Be adventurous, listen […]

“Music can travel, music has no borders”: Interview with Michal Elia Kamal of Light in Babylon.

It’s probably safe to say Turkey’s culture has its roots in Istanbul. And if you’re looking for world music to […]

Henry Hopwood-Phillips’ ‘The Best Streets in the World’.

Today, I am honoured to have Henry Hopwood-Phillips, aka The Byzantine Ambassador, as my first guest in this brand new […]

The sixth century Basilica Cistern.

One of the most amazing sights or structures in Istanbul today lies beneath our feet. In the subterranean depths below […]

Past and Present: The Ortakoy Mosque, Istanbul.

Past Life on the Bosphorus, as we know it today, with its bustling urban centres, was non-existent during the Roman/Byzantine […]