Robert Rigney

Robert Rigney is an American writer from Berlin. With the fall of the Berlin Wall he started traveling East, lived in the Czech Republic, somehow got hooked on the Balkans, did a stint in Istanbul, and is now back in Berlin, where he writes about music for Songlines and fRoots. Read more at www.robertrigney.com.


Robert Rigney is an American writer from Berlin. With the fall of the Berlin Wall he started traveling East, lived in the Czech Republic, somehow got hooked on the Balkans, did a stint in Istanbul, and is now back in Berlin, where he writes about music for Songlines and fRoots. Read more at www.robertrigney.com.



ARTICLES BY Robert Rigney



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The Carpets of Turkey

The Grand Bazaar is the heart of old Istanbul. It is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, with more than 3,000


The Grand Bazaar is the heart of old Istanbul. It is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, with more than 3,000 shops, store-houses, stalls, workshops — many in old Ottoman hans (hostels) — as well as a restaurant, a teahouse, several lunch counters and a bank, altogether employing more than 20,000 people. […]

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Refugees in the White City

Here I was, finally in Belgrade! Disembarking after a 15-hour bus ride from Berlin, the touts swarmed around me offering


Here I was, finally in Belgrade! Disembarking after a 15-hour bus ride from Berlin, the touts swarmed around me offering taxis and cheap accommodations.  Beefy blokes strode by wearing red, blue and white Serbia T-shirts, making a show of their patriotism in this city known for its everyday nationalist display and machismo. I had been […]