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Çiğdem Aslan: Mortissa

This talented Kurdish singer from Turkey is part of the Rebetiko revival, also known as the ‘Blues of the Aegean’. It was banned for a time because it was considered socially degenerate. Emerging during the turbulent 1920s these bitter-sweet songs about an exiled underclass have strong roots inIzmir and were often performed in dubious Greek […]

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London Turk Ali Köse all set for the knock-out stages of O Ses Türkiye

He wowed all four judges with his sensational cover of Lionel Richie’s All Night Long during the blind auditions on 1 October. Now Ali Köse is gearing up for another knockout performance in the first battle rounds on O Ses Türkiye –Turkey’s version of The Voice. Murat Boz, Ebru Gündeş and Gökhan Özoğuz (Athena’s lead […]