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Rocker Hakan Tuna releases cover of 70s classic Sevdiğim

  Hakan Tuna’s new single Sevdiğim is out today. A mid-tempo track, it carries the London musician’s signature sound: a nostalgic nod to classic Anatolian Rock, with psychedelic pop keys and indie guitar rhythms that are very much rooted in the present day. Sevdiğim [Whom I Love] was written in 1976 by Özer Şenay, a […]

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Music review: Çiğdem Aslan – A Thousand Cranes

After her critically-acclaimed 2013 debut release Mortissa¸ Çiğdem returns with an inspired follow-up. Her musical cue is again Rebetiko – the shared cultural heritage of Turkey and Greece in the 1920s – but Çiğdem spreads her musical wings in A Thousand Cranes, travelling from Istanbul and Izmir to Greece, the Balkans, and eastern Turkey picking […]

Culture
Turkish Cypriots mourn loss of trailblazer Kamran Aziz

Kamran Aziz, one of the most significant Turkish Cypriot personalities of the past century, has died aged 95. She had been unwell for some time, receiving treatment at Lefkoşa Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu Hospita and was discharged yesterday. She passed away at her home in the early hours of this morning. Kamran Hanım was a lady of many […]

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Olcay Bayır launches PledgeMusic campaign

London-based singer Olcay Bayır has launched a crowdfunding campaign on international music platform PledgeMusic to raise funds to record her second album Rüya [‘Dream’]. PledgeMusic, which was used in 2016 by Robbie Williams to release his album The Heavy Entertainment Show, allows music fans to support artists by pledging to buy new albums and other […]

Music
Olcay Bayir (Anatolia), Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra (Balkans) & Mamak Khadem (Iran) – where musical crossroads meet

If you love Middle Eastern and Gypsy beats, get yourself down to The Forge in Camden for the last night of February. This intimate live music space will be hosting Olcay Bayır, Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra, and Mamak Khadem, between them representing the rich musical cultures of Anatolia, the Balkans and Iran. In the competitive world of […]

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Learn to play Turkish style oud in London
 

For some, the oud is the “king of instruments”. Made of wood, this short-neck, pear-shaped stringed instrument is similar to a lute. Its origins date back to the earliest Arab civilisations with the instrument’s name derived from the Arabic for ‘the wood’ [al-oud]. Its popularity quickly spread and today, the oud forms a core part […]

Music
Ali Köse is back for monthly residency at Bromley’s Barrel & Horn pub

Back by popular demand, singer-songwriter Ali Köse (aka Kozy) returns to the Barrel and Horn Pub on Bromley High Street for a monthly acoustic set in 2017. Starting this weekend, Ali will be appearing on the first Saturday of every month until March, playing a selection of big hit covers, as well as his own […]

Music
George Michael dies aged 53
 

One of Britain’s finest singers has passed away of suspected heart failure. George Michael’s death was announced on Christmas Day in a statement by his publicist: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period…The family would ask that […]