Central Park Mainstage (mid-park, 72nd St., Manhattan)
We have the honor of returning to SummerStage this June with Istanbulive for an unprecedented third year. Over 12,000 fans have attended the previous two editions, and we plan to up the energy yet again. This year we’ve got one of the most famous and influential Turkish artists of all time – world renowned composer, writer, film director and musician Zülfü Livaneli. 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of his career. He will be joined on stage by our own NY Gypsy All-Stars and other guests for an amazing outdoor summer event. Also on the bill is maNga, an alternative / hip-hop / electronic / rock band with a legion of loyal fans spread across Europe. With a Best European Act award at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards under their belt and a second place ranking at the 2010 Eurovision Song contest, maNga is an energetic force of musicianship.