Category: Culture

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‘All change’ for Djanan Turan, performing new music at Friday’s BaBa ZuLa concert

One of the main faces of London’s underground Turkish psychedelic folk scene, Djanan Turan is undergoing a musical reinvention. Fans attending Friday’s concert at the Jazz Café, where the singer-songwriter shares the bill with BaBa ZuLa (the kings of Istanbul psychedelia), will be able to listen to Djanan’s new musical direction, an altogether mellower and […]

Festivals
Tickets on sale for Taste of Anatolia film festival opening party at Cambridge University

The UK’s newest Turkish film festival Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkeykicks off in style with this prestigious opening dinner party at St John’ College, University of Cambridge. During the evening, the public will be able to mingle with films stars from Turkey, leading film academics from British universities, and local Cambridge politicians, making […]

Festivals
Cambridge to host new Turkish film festival Taste of Anatolia

  Film charity Balik Arts is launching a brand-new film festival in the heart of historic university city Cambridge. Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey will run for three days on the first weekend of September 2018. Award-winning actor-turned-director Onur Saylak is among the special guests confirmed as attending. Running from 31 August to […]

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Competition: two pairs of tickets to see BaBa ZuLa live in London

  Four lucky people have the chance to trip out to the eclectic sounds of BaBa ZuLa. Hailing from Istanbul, these ethno-electro specialists are globally renowned for their unique mix of Turkish folk, dance, dub, and rock, fused with politically-charged lyrics. Their gigs attract diverse audiences, from modern day shamans to veteran punk rockers and […]

Music
London’s Jazz Café set to host Oriental dub legends BaBa ZuLa

Probably Turkey’s best musical export, BaBa ZuLa has gained a huge global fanbase with their stunning delivery of Istanbul psychedelia. Performing since their student days at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul in the late 1980s, BaBa ZuLa’s authentic blend of Turkish folk, complete with electric saz and spoons, is fed through the musical filters of dub, […]

Community
Free South London transport for those attending TRNC Deputy Prime Minister Kudret Özersay’s Wood Green talk

  On Thursday 19 July, the TRNC Deputy Prime Minister Kudret Özersay will be giving a talk to the community about his Project for Overseas Turkish Cypriots (Yurtdışı Kıbrıslı Türkler Projesi). It follows the politician’s announcement in March of this year to make investing and resettling in North Cyprus easier for the Turkish Cypriot diaspora. […]