Category: Culture

HP Reviews
Review: “Immersive and truly psychedelic” – Derin Derin by BaBa ZuLa, now out on Glitterbeat Records

Although the term ‘Istanbul Psychedelia’ defines the music of BaBa ZuLa pretty well, their inspiration is not just Istanbul, but the whole of Anatolia. The band is deeply fascinated by the sounds of the late 60s and 70s when Anatolian Pop, which later converged into Anatolian Rock, was king. Retaining this influence at their core, […]

Music
Istanbul’s psychedelic rockers Lalalar play Peckham Audio on Thursday

If you’re after a hybrid mix of psychedelic rock, funk, and electronic, wrapped in a heavy Anatolian twang, look no further than Lalalar. This trio of  multi-media musicians-cum-producers aim to bury the borders between the Middle East and the rest of the world without “harming any species” as they create fresh psychedelic vibes plucked from […]

Music
Gaye Su Akyol is bringing her ‘freedom-loving’ Anatolian psychedelic beats to London this weekend

Gaye Su Akyol’s critically acclaimed first international album Hologram Ĭmparatorluğu (Glitterbeat, 2016) established her as one of Turkey’s most compelling new voices, her music effortlessly straddling diverse genres such as rock, folk and Turkish classical music. She spent the next few years touring the globe with her band, showcasing her vibrant live abilities: a surreal, […]

Community
TCCA to host election debate with three main candidates for Tottenham

The Turkish Cypriot Community Association (TCCA) is hosting a three-way election hustings with candidates from the three main parties. Chaired by Kıbrıs Postası columnist Ertanch Hidayettin, the TCCA General Election 2019 debate will feature incumbent MP David Lammy (Labour), and his two main challengers on December 12: communications consultant James Newhall (Conservative) and Crouch End […]

Art
Call for submissions for London’s 2nd Turkish Community Art Exhibition

The Yunus Emre Institute has announced details about its upcoming Turkish Community Art Exhibition, which will take place in central London early in 2020. The Institute is inviting British Turks to submit their creative works for consideration. The exhibition is a showcase of the creative talents of both professional and amateur artists of Turkish heritage […]

HP News
The final curtain closes as iconic actress Yıldız Kenter dies aged 91

Yıldız Kenter, one of Turkey’s biggest stars of cinema and theatre, has died in Istanbul at the age of 91. The multi award-winning actress had been battling lung disease and was in intensive care at the American Hospital when she passed away on Sunday, 17 November. During an illustrious career spanning sixty years, Kenter appeared […]

HP News
Kuruluş: Osman, the follow-up series to Diriliş: Ertuğrul, starts on Wednesday

Kuruluş: Osman, the eagerly awaited follow-up to blockbuster period drama Diriliş: Ertuğrul [‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’] is set to hit Turkish TV screens on Wednesday evening, 20 November. Starring Burak Özçivit (pictured top), the new  series about the life of Osman I, the founder of Ottoman Empire, will be broadcast weekly on ATV. The makers of Diriliş: […]