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Looking for a couch in July/August for work on a qawwali project
Posted May 13th, 2012 - 10:31 am by from Munich, Germany (Permalink)
Hello everyone,

I will be writing my final university paper on qawwali music and thought it would make sense to write it in a country where it is known well. And since there is a big music scene in Istanbul, I thought I might find someone in this group who can help.
Does anyone know of a farm or social/cultural project or something like that where I can combine working on my paper and doing some art work/easy physical work in a nice surrounding?
I would also be fine to just couchsurf in a quiet area with hiking possibilities nearby. Or maybe you know of someone from whome I can rent a cabin at the sea somewhere? I was already looking for that on the internet but it is almost impossible to find something simple.

If you have any ideas for me, please write me a message. I am open to many things but I don't know Turkey very well so I am not sure were to start researching. :-)

Hoping to hear from you,

Posted June 2nd, 2012 - 11:53 am by from Tatvan, Turkey (Permalink)
hi munich katze. have you found a host in istanbul?
i can help you for the host and help you to find the best underground music scene for any kinda music..

Posted June 10th, 2012 - 12:27 am by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
Hi Cat,

Just a headsup. . . as far as I know Qawwali music is virtually unknown in Turkey. It is certainly by no means Turkish. Perhaps you can find connections between certain Sufi musics in Turkey but that's probably the best you'll be able to do.