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Olcay Bayır takes her ‘Dream for Anatolia’ on mini tour of Britain  

Olcay Bayır’s music is a natural marriage of her time-honoured Anatolian heritage and the vibrant, eclectic sounds of London, which she now calls home. Of Turkish-Kurdish origin, her contemporary sound blends elements of folk, jazz and urban music with evocative vocal deliveries through original eclectic compositions that draw from the rich musical heritage of Anatolia, […]

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Olcay Bayir live at this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival

Superb live, expect a rhythmically powerful, soulful, rooted and contemporary live set. Olcay Bayir’s music is a natural marriage of her time-honoured Anatolian heritage and the vibrant, eclectic sounds of London. Classically-trained in the UK as a soprano, collaborations with musicians from all around the world have informed Olcay’s music as much as the rich […]

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My World: Olcay Bayır
 

Blessed with a heavenly voice, Olcay Bayır has been singing for as long as she can remember. She was born in Gaziantep to a Kurdish Alevi family steeped in the âşık (wandering minstrels) tradition, and her career as a classically-trained singer-songwriter is a perfect marriage of her roots and global music experiences following her move […]

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Hear Olcay Bayır’s velvet voice and heartfelt songs in Turkish and Kurdish, as she debuts new album

Olcay Bayır was named by the Guardian as “an impressive newcomer to London’s vibrant global music scene” for her first release in 2014. At the end of this month, she drops her long-awaited follow-up Rüya – Dream for Anatolia, produced by award-winning jazz outfit Kefaya. Members of this global collective of master musicians will line-up […]

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Olcay Bayır brings her powerful vocals to East London

  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 […]

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British musician appeals for peace, releases fundraising song ‘Dünya’ for refugee children in Turkey

On Friday, 16 March, singer-songwriter Djanan Turan released a new single Dünya, dedicating it to a peaceful world for children. As part of the world premiere of Dünya’s music video on the same day, Djanan also launched a fundraising campaign for Small Projects Istanbul, which supports refugee children from Syria and Palestine now living in Turkey. […]

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An ‘Epic’ night ahead for Olcay Bayır album fundraiser with special guests Djanan Turan, Ece Duzgit, and Debora Ipekel

Everyone’s invited to a special party on Friday night in North London where there will be talent galore and oodles of positive energy to kick-off the weekend. Three live acts and DJs line-up alongside singer-songwriter Olcay Bayır as part of her fundraising efforts for her new album Rüya/Dream. Hailing from Turkey, Olcay Bayır is now […]