Category: Music

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See Gazel perform dreamy electronic pop at Birthdays this Friday

On Friday, Gazel is in North London to play new music from her upcoming album ‘Gazel’s Book of Souls’. The young singer-songwriter is fast carving out a name for herself with her blend of dreamy electronic folk-pop fused with ancient and philosophical influences. Gazel’s debut EP Bone Key garnered nominations at the 15th Independent Music […]

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Get down to İlhan Erşahin’s Istanbul Sessions at Ronnie Scott’s in June

  New York City-based İlhan Erşahin created his Istanbul Sessions collective back in 2008. The renowned musician and record label head invited leading Turkish musicians he’d jammed with over the years to record a free-flowing music project with a dance edge. Istanbul Sessions have released three albums to date, each one a sonic adventure that […]

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Israel triumphs while Cyprus goes close in Eurovision

So Israel has won Eurovision with Netta’s quirky Toy song, which is themed around strong women and features chicken noises. While Netta had been the favourite to win for some time, Cyprus was the unexpected frontrunner after an impressive performance in both the rehearsals and semi-final. For a time it looked like Eurovision was heading to […]

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Win yourself a pair of tickets to see pop star Sıla live in concert

  T-VINE is offering one lucky reader the chance to see Turkish singer-songwriter Sıla live at Indigo at The O2 on Thursday, 17 May. Megastar Sıla’s string of hit songs, including …Dan Sonra and Vaziyetler, has brought her a legion of adoring fans in and outside of Turkey. Her incredible live performances attract huge crowds […]

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Hello Eurovision, this is Lisbon calling
 

  Travelling to Sweden for my first Eurovision in 2016, I thought I had reached the pinnacle of my love for Eurovision. But here I am, on the verge of travel again to a Eurovision winning country, this time to Portugal. It’s not just the idea of warmer climes that is appealing (Stockholm is lovely […]

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Take ‘Mythical Trips to Romantic Lands’ with renowned pianist İdil Biret, in concert in London this May

Turkey’s world renowned pianist İdil Biret returns to London to perform at the Cadogan Hall in London on 13 May. Titled ‘Mythical Trips to Romantic Lands’, the evening promises an ethereal atmosphere as Biret presents favourite works of two giants of the Romantic-era: Schumann and Rachmaninov. The Full Programme Abegg Variations, one of Schumann’s most […]