Homegrown Sounds of Istanbul: World Music, Place, and Authenticity

Degirmenci K.

TURKISH STUDIES, vol.11, no.2, pp.251-268, 2010 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14683849.2010.483866
  • Journal Name: TURKISH STUDIES
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-268
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


This studs broadly examines the relationship between "world music" mull the production of place and locality in the cultural economy of lute capitalism by looking at the Turkish rase, focusing specifically on how Doublemoon, an internationally well-known Istanbul-based label, constructs an "Istanbul sound" under the label of "world music" or "world fusion." It investigates how the image of Istanbul produced through the category of world music is a reproduction of the stereotypical identity of the city the meeting place of ethnicized and essentialized East and West. The investigation shows how global discourses of world music are incorporated and "indigenized" in the production of "Turkish world music" as created by Doublemoon.