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looking to jam and perhaps borrow a guitar ?
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!