16 April 2019
Rezan Has Museum
Cibali Tobacco and Cigarette Factory, which comprises many colorful aspects with its history, architectural style and folklore, was amongst one of the most important revenues of the Ottoman Empire. The factory has also mediated academic researches on the labor history of the Ottoman Empire and Second Constitutional Monarchy Period afterwards; on the literature, socio-cultural and economic studies.
However, from a wide range, the relationship between employees and music stands out. On one side, tobacco leaves were sorted and blended, and on the other side, the notes were wrapping their own voices in the minds.
In his original presentation within the scope of Cibali Talks, Assoc. Dr. Bilen Işıktaş from Istanbul University, talked about workers that took the main role as musical value and, as subject in daily life of the factory.