A person playing ney and singing in the Şişli-Mecidiyeköy Metro underground passageways.
This gentleman was singing and playing çümbüş in the Taksim Metro pedestrian underpass. More on this uniquely Turkish instrument here.
Crowd and kemençe
A small crowd at night singing along with a kemençe player. Where else but İstiklal Caddesi, Beyoğlu?
Türkü is Turkish music coming from a folk tradition, rather than Turkish art music, which developed during the Ottoman rule. This music is coming from a club, as heard on the street. Yes, the club is in the Istiklal Avenue area. Yes, the instrument is a bağlama.
Kanun in the metro
A kanun player was playing in the pedestrian tunnels of the Osmanbey Metro in Şişli. The kanun is a type of plucked zither found in Turkey, parts of Central Asia, parts of Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.