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Çiğdem Aslan to launch new album A Thousand Cranes with a London concert

Çiğdem Aslan’s second album, A Thousand Cranes, is a mesmerising sequel to her debut album Mortissa, which celebrated the songs of 1920s’ Izmir and Istanbul. Her latest offering takes its cue from turna / crane – a migratory bird whose symbolism as a messenger can be found in many cultures and mythologies. On A Thousand […]

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Turkish folk legends live in London
 

If you’ve ever wanted a taste of authentic Anatolian music, then look no further than Erkan Oğur, Bülent Ortaçgil and İsmail Hakkı Demircioğlu. Turkey’s three legendary folk musicians will be live in London next month. The trio will be performing at the magnificent Grade II-listed Islington Assembly Hall on Sunday 27 November. Expect a masterful […]

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20 things you didn’t know about Teoman
 

As the countdown begins to Teoman’s London concert at the O2 Kentish Town this Sunday, here’s our top twenty facts about Turkey’s iconic pop rocker. Teoman was born Fazlı Teoman Yakupoğlu in Giresun on 20 November 1967. His biggest music idol is Elvin Presley. An only child, Teoman lost his dad, a lawyer, when he […]

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Get your groove on with FUNKSHY at Hideaway this Thursday

Drummer, producer and founder of NRR Music Tansay Omar brings his live project FUNKSHY back for another groove-heavy evening at Hideaway. The band features some of London’s finest musicians, aided by the stunning vocals of Debbralee Wells and the powerful soul voice of Derane (Living Sounds). Following their 2013 release Made in London, Tansay and […]

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Legendary rocker Teoman to play London for the first time this October

One of Turkey’s biggest music stars will make his London debut next month. Teoman and his band will be live at the Forum in Kentish Town on Sunday 16 October. The 48-year-old singer-songwriter first came to prominence with his 1998 breakthrough album O, containing numerous hits including Sus Konuşma and Kardelen. It remained in the […]

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Olcay Bayir live at Amal / Hope
 

What’s the best way to dispel the doom and gloom in the news? Take a selection of leading artists from the Balkans, Turkey and the Middle East. Throw in a feel-good film about peace, and an award-winning storyteller. That is the essence of Amal – a celebratory evening to stimulate all the senses.  Singer-songwriter Olcay […]