Author: Boulent Mustafa

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Karsu concert to honour music legend Ahmet Ertegün with homage to Atlantic Records’ greatest artists

On 30 May, singer and pianist Karsu will be live at the Cadogan Hall in London. She revisits the legacy of Turkish-American music mogul Ahmet Ertegün, performing the songs of some of the greatest artists he signed to his seminal Atlantic Records. Supported by a 4-piece band comprising drums, trumpet, guitar and double-bass, Amsterdam born […]

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Turkish pop icons MFÖ set to finally play London

  MFÖ have been around since the 1980s, recording some of Turkey’s biggest and most original music, including Ali Desidero and Sarı Laleler, their songs covered by countless Turkish artists. They tour regularly, but they have never quite reached our shores – until now. Finally their British fans will have the chance to see them […]

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Learn the beautiful craft of needle felting with one-day London workshop

  This month, the Yunus Emre Institute (London) are hosting two half-day workshops to teach the art of needle felting. Renowned felting artists and authors Elvan Özkavruk Adanır, Jovita Sakalauskaite and Berna İleri will tutor you in the core techniques of this beautiful and ancient craft. Perfect for beginners, the workshop will cover the basics […]

Art
Indulge your senses with this special night of live music and painting

  It’s not often an event promoter combines amazing live music with art in a historic setting and all for a good cause, but that’s exactly what consultant Zeynep Ober sets out to achieve with Painting Meets Music. While the event name lacks imagination, the evening’s contents certainly sparkle. Renowned flautist Şefika Kutluer performs, accompanied […]

Music
BaBa ZuLa to play Kensington’s Nells Jazz & Blues

  The self-proclaimed masters of 21st Century Turkish psychedelic music have forged their own path since forming in 1996. Today, they are globally celebrated as the glorious purveyors of alternative Anatolian music, their hybrid music a perfect blend of electro, dub, funk, rock ‘n’ folk. Their origins date back to their student days at Boğaziçi […]

Art
Art: see Upright Animal and hear artist Selma Parlour talk about her first major London exhibition

Pi Artworks London’s latest exhibition showcases new work by emerging talent Selma Parlour. Called Upright Animal and curated by Sacha Craddock, it is the Johannesburg-born artist’s first major solo exhibition in Britain and features a series of large ‘human-size’ paintings that imitate and challenge the austerity of the white cube gallery space. UK-educated, Parlour’s work […]

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Legendary psychedelic folk singer Selda Bağcan to rock KOKO in Camden

Iconic singer-songwriter Selda Bağcan is enjoying a huge resurgence in her career. The queen of 70s Turkish Psychedelic Rock has been sampled by the likes of Mos Def and Dr Dre, and is now a regular on the international live music circuit, exposing a new generation to her blend of Anatolian Folk Punk-Rock Protest music. […]