Sultan Tunç at garajistanbul
Hip-hop musician Sultan Tunç will perform at garajistanbul with the participation of Wermonster and DJ Yesta on Nov. 29. Goethe-Institut Istanbul, garajistanbul and Art Anywhere (Her Yerde Sanat) Association have come together to throw an event that will bring the rapper together with disenfranchised youth.
The mini-concert will have Syrian and Sulukule youth whom Tunç educated in hip-hop, break dance, rap, freestyle and DJing in a workshop. The concert, which will take place at garajistanbul at 3 p.m., will also feature the Hu HU dance group, Ağır Roman and “Refugee MCs,” another group formed during previous workshops.
Born in Germany, Tunç, who brought a breath of fresh air to hip-hop music with his 2003 album “Saygı Değer Şarkılar,” is considered one of the most creative musicians in Turkey.
The 23-year-old singer was born and raised in Germany, but feels deeply involved in the culture and music of Istanbul, the melting pot of Byzantine, Christian and Islam culture.
As he was raised with two languages and cultural standards, Tunç’s dualism can be heard in his music, which has been described as a blend of European hip hop and chill-out rap, mixed with elements of jazz, reggae, rock music, soul, dance beats and a touch of Oriental music.