Category: Music

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‘Alternative’ singer-songwriter Ceylan Ertem set to make her UK debut

On Friday, 17 November, Islington’s Gracepoint will be hosting Ceylan Ertem –Turkey’s answer to Tori Amos. The 36-year-old left-leaning singer-songwriter is known for effortlessly strutting musical genres in songs that address various social issues, from Gezi to the conflict in southeast Turkey, during a career that’s spanned nearly two decades. A graduate of the Mujdat […]

Festivals
London Jazz Festival 2017: hear a magical flow of Mediterranean Gypsies from Taksim Trio and Dorantes

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival has an exciting and eclectic ten-day programme of music. On day four, Monday 13 Nov., Turkey’s Taksim Trio will take to the stage at Cadogan Hall with Dorantes – the band of legendary Romani pianist David Peña Dorantes from Andalusia, whose compositions are credited with […]

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Singer-songwriter Djanan Turan in battle to reach SALUTE Music’s Top 6

Turkish musical chanteuse Djanan Turan has found herself in the Top 100 of SALUTE – the UK’s new cutting edge music competition being pioneered by Feargal Sharkey, the former lead singer of pop punk band The Undertones. Having beaten over 2,500 musicians to get this far, Djanan now needs public support via SALUTE Music’s innovative […]

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Central London music classes: learn how to play the ney

  Since opening its doors in the capital in 2010, the Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) has become the place to learn about Turkish language, arts and culture. Based in Maple Street, Fitzrovia, a stone’s throw from Warren Street tube, the YEI has been building cultural bridges between Britain and Turkey by hosting exhibitions, talks and […]

Music
Jazz pianist Arman Ratip to perform at East London’s Luna Lounge

Acclaimed Turkish Cypriot pianist-composer Arman Ratip is coming back to the capital for a live performance at the end of this month.  On a double-bill with Gypsy Dynamite, the concert will take place at eclectic live music venue Luna Lounge in Leytonstone. Considered one of the leading names in Turkish Jazz and Avant-Garde improvisational music, […]

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20th TÜRKSOY Opera Days taking place in Istanbul and Girne

  An annual opera festival with celebrated artists from across the Turkic work has started. The opening performance of TÜRKSOY took place at the Grand Pera Theatre in Istanbul on Monday night. In keeping with tradition, the series of concerts will also travel to the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus for its final event on […]

Music
Tarkan announces new concert series at Harbiye Open-Air Theatre, Istanbul

  Turkey’s iconic pop star is set to perform five more dates at Harbiye’s Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre in the heart of Istanbul, next month. After a run of seven sell-out concerts at the same arena earlier this summer, Tarkan’s returns to play at the famous venue on Sept. 6, 8, 9, 11 and 12. The chart-topping […]