ShUGAR* is an open minded party connecting the LGBTQİA+ sounds of Beirut, Athens and Istanbul.
From the same kitchen as Pink İstanbul comes this new taste of ShUGAR: the LGBTQİA+ sounds of the leading scene clubs and or the hidden or members-only parties of Athens İstanbul and Beirut...to start with that is! ShUGAR will focus, connect and invite the drags, fags and hags of Cities with Prides, from the Balkans and the Middle East!
Ps: ShUGAR means nice, great, hot in the ‘secret gay language’ (lubince) of old and new İstanbul! Which once was called ‘The City’ in our ShUGAR areas of focus! New York (The City-now) celebrates and remembers 50 years of Stonewall and Pride! Amsterdam Pride 2019 says: Remember the Past, Create the Future! ShUGAR starting this celebration year, will exactly taste like that! İt’s recipe goes back for ages, it’s known, for some it’s hidden, it’s shared, sometimes contested even, but it’s there, loud, active, growing, changing, strong, it’s good for all!
Expect the sounds of the famous scene clubs and hidden parties, house and disco, with electronic Arabic to pumping Turkpop, and from Greek çiftetelli to hiphop beats from the orient and beyond!
ShUGAR connects historical, cultural, social and musical ties and ShUGAR brings all these connections from the scenes over there to the Paradiso stage with DJs, shows, performances art and more...