- Category: All about Turkey
- Published on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 17:15
- Written by Tania
Welcome to Episode 1 of Istanbul Nights. All the videos presented were filmed by Tânia Luiz in Istanbul.
In this first video you see a typical Meyhane, where a Romani band will play live, and sometimes if you get lucky, a dancer will perform Oryantal (as Oriental or Belly Dance is known there). The Meyhane is called Keyf-i Alem, where a great resident band plays, there's no pressure to consume constantly, and one can chill and listen to great romantic songs.
The dancer in the video is not showing any extraordinary moves, has the typical flirtatious attitude, but in this Romani piece is dancing better than the oriental part, and is actually drawing the rhythm with her zills. Overall, her performance was fun and the audience was very nice and warm.