Friday, July 13th, 2018
Summer begins with the 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival! In recent years, Beykoz Kundura has become one of the most popular venues in the festival showcasing the transformation in modern jazz by hosting such acts as Kamasi Washington, Ibeyi, JUNUN, and Bokanté, and once again will be hosting some of the most exciting acts of recent times. The opening act will be the South African band BCUC, known for their energetic and unique vibrations of funk, afro-punk and psychedelic tones. The band will create an epic ambiance playing songs from their brand new album Emakoshini. The closing act will be Knower, the electronic music duo that will transfix you with their dizzying dynamism. The brain child of Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi, Knower, which first came to prominence in 2010 through their videos posted on YouTube, will be creating a new folder in your musical cache with their songs that blend electro-pop, funk, and jazz with such originality and hypnotic effect that you have never experienced before. Your feet will be on fire on this evening when jazz will take over the dance floor.