Wax Poetic's Istanbul is the second part in a three-part series of records from the Nublu founder and bandleader Ilhan Ersahin's Wax Poetic project. Where Wax Poetic's first major release saw Ersahin collaborating with Brazilian Girls, Norah Jones, N'dea Davenport and Saul Williams, Wax Poetic's Istanbul brings Ilhan to his father's homeland to paint his own picture of modern day Turkey — a street-art portrait that is vibrant and current, one that tosses the 'world music' misnomer on its head. Istanbul is the second album in a series that takes Ersahin to different countries where he collaborates with their musicians. The first record in the series was Copenhagen, and the next will be Brasil.
July 1st The Yard , Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn
July 2-6th Nublu, NYC
July 7th Montreal Festival
Istanbul Can Be Dub
Striptease In Instanbul
"Futuristic takes on disparate sounds from near and far." — Time Out New York
"Wax Poetic is breaking new ground." — URB