The Charlatans have been robbed!!

Touring band Szkojani Charlatans, currently based in Istanbul has been robbed! We need help to replace our valuable equiptment.

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The Charlatans have been robbed!!

<p> The <em>Szkojani Charlatans</em> are a multi-national group of traveling street musicians who have been touring for several years in Europe and North America, playing traditional music learned from the source in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey. </p> <p>  </p> <p> Recently we returned to Istanbul from a tour and recording session in Belgium.  On the night of October 25, while we were fast asleep, someone broke into our apartment and stole two clarinets, a laptop computer, a zoom recorder, microphone, ipod, several phones, and two wallets containing a passport, cash, and Turkish residence permit, among other things.  <strong>This seriously hinders our ability to continue with our mission</strong>, since without this equipment it is impossible not only to play and make money, but to learn new music and travel to planned future gigs.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Right now we have regular gigs in Istanbul until mid-November, and have concrete plans to spend two months on tour in Mexico this winter, followed by a month-long tour in Greece.  These plans appear to be seriously compromised unless we are able to regain some of our recent losses.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> By the way, for those that don't now us yet here's our brand new album, recently recorded in Brussels this october:</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="467" src="//;wmode=opaque&amp;;;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=bandcamp" width="350"></iframe>   </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Well...we are sincerely hoping to see you soon on the way...         </p> <p>      <em>       </em><em>     the Szkojani Charlatans</em>    </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Banner-1415465204" src=""></p>

Allocation of funds

<p>  </p> <p> Only with the help of our valued fans and supporters can we hope to replace solely the most essential items we need to move forward.</p> <p> If we were to enumerate the true cost of the missing items, it would look something like this (prices in Euro):</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> -Yamaha Bb clarinet (with mouthpiece) - 1300</p> <p> -Amati Turkish G clarinet - 1000</p> <p> -Piezzo microphone - 70</p> <p> -Zoom recorder - 160</p> <p> -MacBook Pro - 1400</p> <p> -iPhone 5 - 150</p> <p> -iPod touch - 150</p> <p> -US passport - 120</p> <p> -Cash - 300</p> <p>  </p> <p> Total = 4,650</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>With the €3000 we hope to raise from your generous donations, we will replace: </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>-the laptop, </strong></p> <p> <strong>-one clarinet, </strong></p> <p> <strong>-one music player, </strong></p> <p> <strong>-the passport. </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> The importance of these items in our daily lives and careers cannot be overstated.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>



    We send you a handmade postcard representing Kjertan Code playing bratsch in his scene clothes.

    Estimated delivery: February 2015


    The downloading code of our brand new cd THE LAST DROP freshly recorded in Brussels at the squat "La parfumerie d'Ankara".

    Estimated delivery: February 2015


    You get a downloading code for all the releases that are available on our bandcamp page, including our brand new album.

    Estimated delivery: February 2015


      We send you a package set of all 3 of our cd's + the downloading codes of all our music + a surprise artwork...

      Estimated delivery: February 2015


        An A3 poster painted by Iska Sokol-Oxman representing Kjertan Code in his most primal state.

        Estimated delivery: February 2015


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          Estimated delivery: February 2015

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