‘Cabaret Oriëntal’

A mystical and naughty experience!

With the program “Cabaret Oriental” singer Meral opens a musical treasure chest with her ensemble Tombaz. Songs emerge from Istanbul’s rich cultural past. Authentic, instrumental and sung songs that make the audience imagine themselves in the mystical nights of old Istanbul. Naughty lyrics about drunk women are interspersed with stories about escapades from the harem of the Sultans and dramatic love histories.

The performance creates both an unconventional and oriental atmosphere, which is typical for the Istanbul  with its culturally diverse population. This cultural richness can be heard in the songs sung in the original languages ​​of the metropolis of Istanbul around the beginning of the 20th century: Turkish, Greek, Armenian and Ladino. The music is framed by beautiful stories, performed cabaret by the singer of the ensemble.