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      x0x Istanbul's fasil music scene

      Head for an Istanbul meyhane (tavern) and enjoy a raki-fuelled night of Turkish 'fasil' song and dance – as long as you don't mind joining in



      Band players at Galata Meyhanesi
      Band players at Galata Meyhanesi, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey.

      Fasil is what makes a good night great in a traditional Turkish meyhane (tavern) – a motley band of violin, lyre and clarinet-playing musicians and singers who usually mix classical Turkish music, well-loved songs from the 1950s and 1960s and sometimes a cheeky arabesque drumbeat to suit a crowd of diners. This kind of music is quintessentially crowd-pleasing, to the extent that, as the night progresses and the raki flows, the performance becomes the realm of the people and the diners themselves do most of the singing and a great deal of boozy dancing.

      Read the rest at http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/mar/23/istanbul-fasil-turkey-live-music

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