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Valentine’s Night at Cyprus Garden

For lovers wanting to celebrate Valentine’s alla Turka, head to East London this Sunday where Cyprus Garden – the capital’s hottest Turkish party destination – is hosting a special Valentine’s night. Sharing the love live on stage will be Soner Babutsa, Ali Babutsa, and Altay. Also on the bill is the one and only cabaret […]

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New North London venue Starfish Loves Coffee to host Open mic nights

From tonight, Starfish Loves Coffee is hosting Open Mic nights weekly on Saturdays for musical talent in the capital. Singers and musicians are invited to take part in front of a live audience at this hip new coffee shop-cum-bar in the heart of Palmers Green, North London. The event starts at 6.30pm and runs till […]

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‘Yassassin’ David Bowie: 7 facts we discovered this week

Few artists have achieved as much in their life as David Bowie. His talents were endless: singer, songwriter, musician, producer, actor, painter, fashion icon… Since first coming into the public consciousness in 1969 with the release of his second album David Bowie/Space Oddity, Bowie has proved to be the master of transformation and innovation, his […]

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Grunge band Duman live in London next week

Anticipation is building for one of Turkey’s leading rock bands who return to the capital after a three-year hiatus. Appearing at the O2 Academy Islington next Sunday, Duman will play an extended set of hits spanning their 17-year career. The four piece band comprises front man Kaan Tangöze, who last year released a solo album, […]

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Review: an exquisite evening with Emre Aracı as we ‘waltzed with Sultans’

On 27 Nov., Chelsea’s Cadogan Hall played host to an exquisite evening of music celebrating the European classical music traditions of the Ottoman Court. Under the expert guidance of conductor and composer Dr Emre Aracı (one of the world’s leading authorities on Ottoman classical music), the Chamber Ensemble of London performed 12 original compositions in […]

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Turkey’s psychedelic kings BaBa ZuLa turn 20
Described as “art-anarchists”, BaBa ZuLa have carved out a name as fine purveyors of alternative Anatolian music, a hip psychedelic blend of electro, dub, funk, rock ‘n’ folk. Lyrically conscious, their other-worldly Oriental dance beats, playful dress sense, and surreal live performances have gained them a huge global following. They featured in Fatih Akın’s seminal [...]
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AK09 and Tano G collaboration puts an ambient spin on new hip hop EP Exhibit One

AK09, aka Yılmaz Korkmaz, and Tano G have joined forces to create five original hip hop tracks whose sound is very much rooted in London. Tano G’s atmospheric productions forms the perfect backdrop to AK09’s heartfelt lyrics about fighting temptation and your personal demons, the challenges of song-writing, and journeys to self-betterment.  The delivery is […]

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Dr Dre samples Turkish folk singer’s classic protest track on new album Compton

A song by Turkey’s Selda Bağcan features on Compton – the new chart-topping Hip Hop album by Dr Dre that was released worldwide earlier this month. The superstar producer samples the psychedelic guitar riffs from Bağcan’s 1976 classic İnce İnce for Issues, which features Ice Cube, Dem Jointz and Anderson Paak. It’s the eighth of […]

Can you help fund Dila V’s debut ‘Turkish turbo Folk’ EP?

Singer Dila Varder is on a mission to get more Britons ‘dancing uncontrollably’ to her unique blend of Turkish Folk music. Having been booked to perform at the UK’s biggest festivals this summer, including Glastonbury, Bestival and Wilderness, she clearly knows what makes audiences tick. T-VINE caught up with the innovative performer in between gigs […]

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See Sarı Gelin – folk songs from Turkey and their meaning, performed live in London this Friday

The Yunus Emre Institute is staging a free folk music concert at its central London venue this Friday. The special event includes narrator Aydın Mehmet Ali, who will explain the story behind each song, which will be performed by Zöhre Ülker (vocals, bağlama / long-necked lute), Ayşe Akgül (bender / frame drum) and Cahit Baylav (violin).  Sarı Gelin […]