Author: Boulent Mustafa

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Rumi: The Musical – stunning new theatre in London for two nights only

The life and thoughts of Melvana Rumi, a 13th century Sufi philosopher and poet, has touched millions around the world. The universal and utilitarian nature of his timeless words have been passed down the generations for eight centuries, continuing to inspire people of all nationalities, ages, faiths and backgrounds. Next week is the world premiere of […]

Festivals
Yeşilçam and Cyprus on film: a trip down memory lane at the Beyoğlu Cultural Festival

Cyprus is featuring on the programme of a major cultural festival in Istanbul. Four films set in Cyprus and produced by legendary Turkish studios Yeşilçam are being screened as part of the Beyoğlu Kültür Yolu Festivali. The Beyoğlu Kültür Yolu Festival started on Saturday, 30 October, and runs for two weeks. The multi-cultural festival encompasses […]

Garden
TCCA and British Red Cross’s new Lavender Garden Project to teach local community how to grow herbs and vegetables

The Turkish Cypriot Cultural Association (TCCA) have joined forces with the British Red Cross to launch an innovative gardening project that will not only help participants learn new skills and make new friends, but also offer therapeutic benefits. T-VINE asked TCCA Co-ordinator Gülnur Salih how this project came about and how local people can get […]

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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 […]