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looking to jam and perhaps borrow a guitar ?
Posted May 12th, 2012 - 4:49 am by from Portland, United States (Permalink)
Merhaba from Portland...

My name is Fabio (originally from Guatemala but living in Portland, Oregon. US). I'm traveling to Istanbul on May 18th and will be in Turkey 2.5 weeks. I would love to meet musicians, jam and learn about Turkish music and percussion. I mainly play latin music bass, guitar, some piano and congas for for different styles salsa, merengue, cumbia, boleros, etc. But I love all kinds of music especially ethnic folkloric music from the world.

And this is the main reason I chose to travel to Turkey, for its music, although now that I'm learning more about it I realize it has so much to offer! Can't Wait!!

I could bring a guitar with me but I'm also considering buying a drum there or a stringed instrument (don't know the name yet, the one with the thin neck and double string). and bringing everything back on the plane might be a nightmare. But if its at all possible to borrow or rent a guitar from someone for a few days that would be AMAZING!!... as a thank you I can offer to bring you something that perhaps you would like from Portland or the US. For example: If you like beer we have amazing beers in portland that you can't find anywhere else in the US. :) Oregon Boysenberries are world famous too or anything else!

If not then I just would like to jam with locals anyway.
Hope to meet some of you out there!

Cheers!!
-Fabio