Salut de Smyrne

Sunday, July 18th


@20h Lisbon / @22h Smyrne

(online via zoom for max 35 people)

€ 249

Salut de Smyrne – Serap, Murat and Deniz

Serap, Murat and Deniz play the music of that past, when Greeks and Turks shared the same city – Smyrna, now Izmir. Your donation will help them sing this story into the future.

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When life offered them a lottery

Of where to have roots

Serap, Murat and Deniz

Pulled out a postcard which said:


The postcard smelt of centuries

Spent in between catastrophes and glory:

Conquests, fires, earthquakes, deportations – and poetry

Ethnic cleansing – and mutual admiration

Your own father selling you into marriage – and motherly care

Domestic brutality – and the beauty of a song

Greek, Roman, Ottoman, Turkish, European

Smyrne, Smire, Zmirra, Esmira, Ismira, ايزمير, İzmir

Passionate about their fascinating city

Compassionate with its resistant citizens

Serap - the voice

Murat - on oud

Deniz - on santur

Are convinced that the music they, Salut de Smyrne, play

Like their city, is neither Greek nor Turkish

It is an open book of history

And belongs to the curious.

Salut de Smyrne

Who is organising this concert?

Invisible City, a non-profit on a mission to enable emerging artists to perform more and get paid fairly.

How do I see the concert?

Once you have made your donation, we’ll send you an online ticket with a secret code to our invisible private room in Zoom, for which we have a professional account for maximum quality. We do NOT RECORD the concerts and keep our virtual room intimate and cosy, limiting the participation to 35 people.

Will I have a good sound?

We make sure that the artists have the fastest internet connection possible and are properly geared. We run numerous soundchecks prior to the concert to make sure everything is tuned on the artist side! You can do your part: make sure your setup is as perfect as possible with our self-soundcheck guide.

How much should I donate?

We encourage you to make a donation on behalf of every person who participates in this online concert together with you.

We believe that 4 euros per person is fair, yet most guests usually contribute around 9 euros, so if you have the means and wish to support the artists and Invisible City further, we’d be grateful if your donation corresponds to what feels fairest to you.

You can also make a donation directly to the Invisible City account (for example, from your Revolut app or similar):

Account name: Invisible City MTÜ

IBAN: EE88 7700 7710 0336 8942


(Depending on your bank, the transfer may take some time to arrive, this is why please send us an email at letting us know you made a transfer so that we send you your ticket right away!)

How much does the artist actually get?

Even before the gig starts, Invisible City guarantees a minimum of 100 euros to the artist no matter what. This is our investment into the performance which provides a safety net for the artist. We make sure it is never a lottery! These funds come from reinvesting the donations from the previous performances as well as from our private sponsors who support Invisible City directly (here is how you can become one).

What the campaign receives above the 100 euro mark, we share with the artist in equal parts. In this way, we provide a guaranteed income to the artist while staying sustainable and helping more artists run more wonderful gigs.

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