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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 […]

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Five things we discovered about Texan country rockers Ottoman Turks

When it comes to the world of Turks, T-VINE loves to cover the cool and the quirky, and so we were intrigued to learn about an American band called Ottoman Turks. Hailing from Dallas, Texas, here are five brilliant things we discovered about these booty-shaking, country rockers. Turkey of old inspires band name The four-piece […]

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Esenkent Dansı – a song inspired by a London boy falling in love with Istanbul Apartment culture

Rock musician Hakan Tuna has returned with his third release, Esenkent Dansı, from his 2021 project ‘12 songs 12 stories’. Wholly instrumental, the track is inspired by his experience as a Londoner living in Istanbul. Hakan was born and raised in the British capital, growing up in a “typical London Victorian era house”, so the apartment […]

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Rapper Ezhel is Spotify’s most streamed Turkish artist of 2020

This week, music streaming service Spotify released its annual “Wrapped” statistics, providing data about the listening habits of 2020 for individual users, countries, and the platform as a whole. In Turkey, rap, pop and indie music were the most popular genres for streaming in 2020, with Ezhel topping the charts as the most listened to […]

Music
UK Turkish R&B singer Eyeden releases new track Cyprus on My Mind

British Turkish Cypriot artist Eyeden has delved into his ethnic roots for his latest release, a bi-lingual English-Turkish track called Cyprus on My Mind, that dropped this weekend. The singer and rapper from Coventry gave T-VINE a sneak preview of the video, which adds striking visuals to the lyrically powerful song that’s dedicated to Cyprus’ recent tragic history. We […]