Gipsy violinist Tcha Limbergers has a never-ending hunger for new melodies. For Bright Bridges this descendent of the most famous manouche family from Belgium, gathers a number of excellent Rumanian and Turkish musicians around him.
With this festival creation you can expect an exhillerating combination of gipsy jazz, flamenco, Rumanian folk music and Turkish scales
Tcha Limberger // vocals, guitar, violin
Uğur Işik // cello
Claudio Cioc // cimbalom
Alex Simu // clarinet en sax
Elif Canfeza Gündüz // kemenche
This ninth edition of the Istanbul Ekspres festival is again as diverse as the city itself. All facets are included in the program. The vibrant life of the metropolis in the songs of Can Bonomo, Kalben and Göksel. The nostalgia for Istanbul in the 1930s, when the lounges flourished, in the music of Gaye Su Akyol. The exuberant partying and dancing during the Fasil evening. The rich Ottoman tradition at Incesaz and the melting pot of cultures in the festival production Bright Bridges, in which Turkish, Romanian and Belgian musicians find each other. The life of a metropolis tailored to a music stage. Music that moves, touches and makes people dance. Hoşgeldiniz!