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Live Local Music at Local's Home Rooftop

Istanbul, Turkey

Experience hosted by İsrafil

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

The activity will take at the terrace of my home which has a perfect view of İstanbul. We will meet at Grand Bazaar tramway station which is 5 minutes far from my home by walking.

The main aim of the event is singing in Turkish, Kurdish and English languages and playing guitar. I will sing and play the guitar. But it doesn't mean that it will be just a music performance. During our event we will have conversations on the story behind the songs, cultural and sociological issues of our countries and the music will decorate our conversation and through the end of our event I will teach you one of traditional Turkish song and we will sing it together and record it.

And of course classic Turkish black tea will accompany to us during the event. If you are not into tea I can offer you Turkish or filter coffee as well. And if both tea and coffee don't fit to your taste you can bring the beverages that you like drinking in a nice view of Istanbul while listening music.
The activity will take at the terrace of my home which has a perfect view of İstanbul. We will meet at Grand Bazaar tramway station which is 5 minutes far from my home by walking.

The main aim of the event is singing in Turkish, Kurdish and English languages and playing guitar. I will sing and play the guitar. But it doesn't mean that it will be just a music performance. During our event we will have conversations on the story behi…

What's included

  • Drinks

Meet your host, İsrafil

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello dear travelers, I am Israfil an english teacher and also licenced tour guide based on Istanbul. I have been guiding for 5 years. Besides since my childhood singing in my native language and playing guitar became one of my passion.

Meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures is a way for me to feed myself spiritually. It helps me to promote my intercultural understanding. What I believe is our thoughts which come out with help of our words are our best gifts to each other and by sharing them we may create a more peaceful life and world.

Actually the quote “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” by Dalai Lama sums up my philosophy on sharing thoughts.

I will try my best to tailor your time good that you spend with me here in Istanbul.
Hello dear travelers, I am Israfil an english teacher and also licenced tour guide based on Istanbul. I have been guiding for 5 years. Besides since my childhood singing in my native language and playing guitar became one of my passion.

Meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures is a way for me to feed myself spiritually. It helps me to promote my intercultural understanding. What I believe is our thoughts which come out with help of our words are our best gifts to each o…
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Tue, 20 Apr
$30 per person
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$30 per person
Wed, 21 Apr
$30 per person
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$30 per person
Thu, 22 Apr
$30 per person
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$30 per person

Where you'll be

This will be an event which held at a local home namely at my home so the event will take place at the terrace of my home.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

靖元
October 2019
It's a super nice experience to heard music from a local people.And also learn how to sing the Turkish song,very beautiful one.And we talk about the culture difference between China and Turkey. It's a good evening.
Philip
October 2019
A delightfully unusual experience, a perfect location and super-friendly host. Israfil went out of his way to be sociable, his music and songs were very pleasant and the conversations were easy going and entertaining. A very nice introduction to Istanbul and its culture.
A delightfully unusual experience, a perfect location and super-friendly host. Israfil went out of his way to be sociable, his music and songs were very pleasant and the conversati…
Claudia
October 2019
The time we spent with Israfil was truly special. He is so nice and welcoming, super funny and has an amazing voice. He kept refilling our tea and singing for us while was telling us very interesting and moving stories. The cherry on the top is the amazing view from his terrace. This is definitely a MUST DO if you want to step back a bit from the chaos of the beautiful city and enjoy a magic night with "friends". I couldn't have spent my birthday in a better way!
The time we spent with Israfil was truly special. He is so nice and welcoming, super funny and has an amazing voice. He kept refilling our tea and singing for us while was telling…
Maxine
September 2019
israfil offered very awesome, special and unique experience! It was our 3rd time to visit in istanbul and we need something special this time. So we tried to find unique experience and finally find perfect one:) We had a great time with him while staying in his house and singing special songs together at his rooftop with cay and cookies. If we have a trip to istanbul next time again, we wish to meet him again for sure! Thank you israfil!
israfil offered very awesome, special and unique experience! It was our 3rd time to visit in istanbul and we need something special this time. So we tried to find unique experience…
Yoshihito
September 2019
This experience is one of the best options if you want to make a memorable memory, not a routine tour of Istanbul. The host lives in Istanbul with the Kurdish roots. He is a cheerful and very sincere person. His simple apartment, which is not gorgeous (sorry), has a nice rooftop balcony. After drinking tea and eating homemade snacks, his guitar and songs blend into the night. Somewhere in human history, his ancestors and your ancestors would have been connected. Your life and his life and ethnic background meet again in Istanbul, a historical and cultural intersection. If you want to enjoy such a small miracle, I would recommend it.
This experience is one of the best options if you want to make a memorable memory, not a routine tour of Istanbul. The host lives in Istanbul with the Kurdish roots. He is a chee…
Maesyn
September 2019
Israfel is an absolute gem of a warm hearted human being! He has a magnificent voice, and used to even sing the prayers as a Muezzin when he was a child. Hearing his music is a magical experience, especially with such an epic view of the whole city as the backdrop!! What a treat it was to hang out with him on his amazing rooftop deck, with a spectacular view of the city.... the moon was in the sky, the sun was setting, we had coffee and chatted and made music ... I brought my violin and we jammed together, which was an absolute treat! i was also totally content just to close my eyes and listen to him sing folk songs in several different languages. Israfel is also a tour guide, a writer, and used to be an English teacher, so his English is amazing, and his poetic sensibilities are marvelous. What a treat! DOn't miss this cultural experience, you will leave feeling fed by music and soul, and feeling that you have a new local friend!
Israfel is an absolute gem of a warm hearted human being! He has a magnificent voice, and used to even sing the prayers as a Muezzin when he was a child. Hearing his music is a mag…

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  • Tue, 20 Apr
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $30 per person
  • Wed, 21 Apr
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $30 per person
  • Thu, 22 Apr
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $30 per person
  • Fri, 23 Apr
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $30 per person
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $30 per person
  • Sun, 25 Apr
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $30 per person
  • Mon, 26 Apr
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $30 per person
  • Tue, 27 Apr
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $30 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.