Alatav is a band of street musicians playing at Istiklal Street, Beyoglu, Istanbul. Their music has Turkish folk music elements and they try to combine different cultures in their music. They love playing on the streets, which combine all sorts of people from all cultures, like their music. They are a professional but independent group. Despite having begun their journey playing with different bands, the members over time developed a common outlook which led to the current Alatav shape.