The Gates of Istanbul

The Gates of Istanbul

Quiz by Sharon Michiko Yoneda

artist:  Loreena McKennitt

songwriter:  Loreena McKennitt

date released:  2006 by Loreena McKennitt

I wish I could provide some pithy, metaphorical explanation why I have quizzed this song.  I confess.  I just happen to love the city of Istanbul with a native's heart.  A city at the crossroads of Europe and Asian reflects my own identity as a bicultural person.  This said, Canadian singer-songwriter, Loreena McKennitt has succeeded in the capturing the alluring music of the Middle East in this song.