Category: Music

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Nilüfer Yanya taking her jazzy pop anthems across Britain, Europe and USA

Ten days ago, Nilüfer Yanya’s eagerly awaited debut album Miss Universe finally dropped and already fans and music critics are going mad for it. In its review, US music magazine Pitchfork said: “The rapturous debut from the British singer-songwriter takes adventurous pop-rock crucibles to new heights with her illusory songwriting and stunning voice.” The UK’s […]

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Canan Maxton’s classical music charity Spring Concert will feature “three scintillating musicians”

If you love Mozart, Chopin and Greig, are in London and would love to support classical music stars of the future, look no further than Talent Unlimited’s Spring Concert. On the evening of Wednesday, 1stMay, three “scintillating musicians” will be performing at St James Church in Central London. For the first half one of Talent […]

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Hear Olcay Bayır’s velvet voice and heartfelt songs in Turkish and Kurdish, as she debuts new album

Olcay Bayır was named by the Guardian as “an impressive newcomer to London’s vibrant global music scene” for her first release in 2014. At the end of this month, she drops her long-awaited follow-up Rüya – Dream for Anatolia, produced by award-winning jazz outfit Kefaya. Members of this global collective of master musicians will line-up […]

Dance
Turquazz: a Jazz and roots festival for all the senses

Turquazz is “Anatolian jazz without limits! Next month, it makes its global debut in London with fourteen events in 10 different venues over 17 days. Running from 13 to 30 March 2019, this brand new festival celebrates contemporary Anatolian culture, encompassing music, film, food, dance and spoken word. The festival kicks off with a pop-up […]

Music
Valentine’s Turkish special at Trent Part Country Club

If you’re looking for something a little different this Valentine’s, North London’s Trent Park Country Club is hosting a Turkish themed night with live music, DJs and a belly dancer. Brought to you courtesy of Kral FM and RedStar Entertainments, the bash features a live band fronted by vocalists Devrim Baca and Tugba Özcivan performing […]

Cabaret
Final few tickets for TurkishDelightSev’s February Delight Nights live in Hoxton

Relationships come into sharp focus when TurkishDelightSev transfers her regular YouTube podcast to Hoxton’s Trapeze Bar. The night will include comedians, singers and a live podcast on relationships – timely discussions ahead of Valentine’s Day. Presented by Locked Online Radio, advance tickets are selling fast for #DELIGHTNIGHTS, which takes place on Sunday 10 February and […]

Music
One of London’s “musical treasures” She’Koyokh to play for Turkish Society in Edinburgh

“Since bursting on to the UK’s music scene in the early naughties, busking at London’s East End markets, She’Koyokh – a Yiddish word meaning “nice one!” – has toured the world, won international awards and released four critically acclaimed albums earning themselves the reputation as “one of London’s musical treasures playing the best klezmer and […]

Music
Djanan Turan to lead all-star band in special tribute at Jazz Café to iconic singer Barış Manço

Friday, 1stFebruary, will mark twenty years since one of Turkey’s most influential singer-songwriters and TV personalities Barış Manço passed away from a heart attack aged 56. Characterised by his long hair, horseshoe moustache and flamboyant jewellery, he was adored by Turks of all ages. During his 37-year career, Manço composed over 200 songs, and recorded […]

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Mabel Matiz and Aleyna Tilki are Turkey’s most viewed music videos of 2018

Today’s music lovers are flocking in ever-growing numbers to digital media to enjoy their favourite songs. While streaming services such as Spotify and Soundcloud boast billions of listens per day, YouTube remains the primary destination for many wanting to see the stars in action. 2018 saw Latin singers overtake their American and European counterparts for […]