Wednesday, June 19, 2013

News Exchange: Protests in Istanbul

Just wanted to let you know the ABC Show News Exchange makes a brief reference to some music being played in Istanbul at the recent protests, take a look here. It starts at 9 minutes and 50 seconds. Described as 'the most peaceful moments of the protest.' One of the songs played was by John Lennon, with pianist Davide Martello stating he 'hoped he could change the minds of the conservative politicians.' According to The New York Times, footage of the songs being played was shared over the internet, around the world.

Further Reading
The New York Times, Music in Istanbul Is Intermission for a Protest (15 June 2013) > at 19 June 2013

ABC2, News Exchange (14 June 2013)

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