Bandista

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Bandista
Bandista @ Kreuzberg II.jpg
Bandista in 2006
Background information
OriginIstanbul, Turkey
GenresProtest, ska, dub, world fusion
Years active2006 (2006)–present
Websitetayfabandista.org
 
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Bandista
Bandista @ Kreuzberg II.jpg
Bandista in 2006
Background information
OriginIstanbul, Turkey
GenresProtest, ska, dub, world fusion
Years active2006 (2006)–present
Websitetayfabandista.org

Bandista (also stylized as bANDİSTA) is a Turkish musical collective, formed in 2006 in Istanbul.[1] The band is known for their diverse musical style, DIY ethic and leftist political stance.[2][3]

Bandista takes its name from the abbreviation of "Bando Istanbul". The band releases their albums independently for free.[2] Their first release, De Te Fabula Narratur, was mastered in Italy and 1000 copies distributed for free at Taksim Square.[2] The band's 2012 EP and the latest release, Sınırsız-Ulussuz-Sürgünsüz was dedicated to Festus Okey, a Nigerian immigrant who was a victim of police brutality in Turkey.[4][5][6]

The collective members play various musical instruments for their records, including accordion, bass guitar, clarinet, saxophone, snare drum, fiddle, bouzouki, keyboards, trombone, and melodica. The collective also includes non-musician members.[2] The members do not disclose their identities and prefer to stay anonymous.[2][3]

The collective has performed at various festivals and demonstrations.[7][8] The collective is also a supporter of the Occupy Gezi movement.[9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
EPs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bandista band playing for friends video". NME. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Dağlar, Ali (May 1, 2011). "Pablo Neruda, biz orada" (in Turkish). Hürriyet. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Bandista Ailesinde Eşitsizliğe Yer Yok". Hürriyet Aile. August 23, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bandista'dan Festus Okey'in anısına...". Radikal. August 21, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bandista'dan Festus Okey anısına...". CNN Türk. August 20, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ Sayan, Berk (August 22, 2012). "Bandista hatırlatıyor: Festus Okey’i unutma!". Hafif Müzik. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Foça to host Alternative rock festival for summer". Hürriyet Daily News. July 27, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Berfo Ana'nın ocağı tütsün diye...". Radikal. April 20, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Taksim Gezi Parkı Nöbeti'nde binler buluştu". Birgün. May 30, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 

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