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Karanlıklar İçinde (Hey People): how Feryal finally got to feature on the official release of this 30-year-old track

Rock musician Hakan Tuna continues with his 2021 project ‘12 songs 12 stories’. This month the spotlight is on Karanlıklar İçinde, which gets a new lease of life 30 years after the original was recorded. Despite its many incarnations, one person’s contribution has never made it beyond the demo tape – until now. Back in […]

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Çiğdem Aslan leads She’Koyokh in a live celebration of klezmer and Sephardic songs

If you’ve missed live music, then check out She’Koyokh’s upcoming performance at JW3 in Hampstead for an evening of beautifully crafted music combining the high energy of klezmer with ancient Sephardic songs. Istanbul-born singer Çiğdem Aslan forms part of this brilliant London-based international seven-piece klezmer & Balkan band, whose music reflects the diversity of Jewish […]

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B Young confirms release date for debut album Differences

It’s been a long time in coming, but fans of B Young don’t have much longer to wait before they can get their hands on a copy of his debut album. Titled ‘Differences’, the 16-track LP goes on sale on 30 July. A black and white side portrait photo of the melodic rapper graces the […]

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Asia Minor: a progressive rock band from France with a Turkish touch

It was the end of 70s and early 80s, when punk became mainstream, and Franco-Turkish combo progressive rock band Asia Minor hit their stride, releasing two albums back to back. Suddenly the band was attracting the attention of all prog lovers and prominent musicians of the era, including Alan Parsons, who was recording an album […]

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Eurovision Song Contest 2021 crowns Italy as winners

This year’s Eurovision again proved to be a mixed bag of songs, talents and weird costumes but then which year since the 1980s hasn’t. Despite the year off due to the COVID pandemic or maybe because of it, the return of Eurovision with live performers and an actual audience was greeted with jubilation by Eurovision […]

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Azerbaijan’s Samira Efendi competes in tonight’s Eurovision final

The Eurovision Song Contest is back after a year’s enforced absence due to the coronavirus pandemic. Twenty three countries will compete in Saturday’s televised final, among them Azerbaijan. Representing the Turkic republic is 30-year-old singer Samira Efendi, who impressed with her live performance of Mata Hari at the first semi-final on Tuesday, booking her spot […]