This weekend, sensational singer / songwriter Olcay Bayır will be live in East London, delivering melodies inspired by her Anatolian roots and the cosmopolitan rhythms of her new home city London. The classically trained soprano from Turkey has become a firm favourite in Britain’s world music circuit, her contemporary sound a dynamic fusion of Anatolian folk, jazz, neo-classical and 21st century urban music.
Friday’s concert offers an insight into new material that will feature on Bayır’s forthcoming second album Rüya (Dream), due out in the autumn. A mix of Turkish and Kurdish, the songs have been arranged and produced by Al MacSween and Giuliano Modarelli from award-winning band Kefaya (who won Best Newcomer Songlines Music Awards 2017).
Last year, saw Bayır received the 2017 Women Make Music award from the PRS Foundation. She was also nominated as Best Newcomer in the Songlines Music Awards 2015 for her debut album Neva(Harmony), which was warmly received by music critics. The Guardian described Bayir as ‘an impressive newcomer to London’s vibrant global music scene.’
Title: Olcay Bayır in Concert
Date: Friday 29 June 2018
Times: 8pm to 10.30pm
Venue: Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA London, United Kingdom
Admission: £10. All orders are subject to a £1.50 transaction fee, unless you are a member of Rich Mix. Buy tickets online or on the door.