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The Halloween Thriller Ball this Friday at Trent Park Country Club

“Horror looks you right between your eyes, You’re paralyzed. ‘Cause this is thriller”.It may be thirty-five years since this iconic track was first released, but Thrillerremains the perfect party song for Halloween. And that’s not all the good folk at Trent Park Country Club have lined up for their mega Halloween Thriller Ball: singalong with […]

Music
Electronic dance star Bedük gets ready to rock Rich Mix

  If you attended Bedük’s debut London gig at the O2 Academy Islington earlier this year, you would know this charismatic dance dynamo totally rocked the house! A diverse audience of UK fans, Turkish students, British dance heads and venue regulars turned up, most having no clue as to what to expect from this multi-genre […]

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Seminal nu metal band maNga set to make long-awaited return to London

After an absence of nine years from the UK, maNga’s British fans can finally see them live when the nu metal band play a single date in London later this month. One of Turkey’s biggest bands, maNga have played a pivotal role in redefining Turkish rock music with their progressive fusion of electronic beats, traditional […]

Comedy
Full programme for 22nd International Famagusta Arts and Culture Festiv

North Cyprus’ “largest and most extensive culture and arts organisation”, event organisers have finally released their full programme for the two-week festival. All events will again take place in the city’s two historic venues: Othello Castle and Salamis Amphitheatre. Launched in 1995, the 2018 International Famagusta Arts and Culture Festival opens on Tuesday 28 August […]

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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 […]

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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, […]