Kurdish folk music meets a contemporary sensibility in the extraordinary vocal talent of Aynur Doğan, one of the most prominent Kurdish singers of our times.
Aynur’s impressive voice and compelling gift for musical narration represent the Kurdish music heritage of her cultural roots as a global genre.
Born in Çemişgezek, a small mountain town in Tunceli Province in Turkiye and raised in Istanbul, Aynur’s voice infuses traditional Kurdish folk music with the contemporary sensibility of Western music, earning her the title as one of the bestselling Kurdish folk singers of a generation.
Aynur’s success has led to her collaborating with a wide range of acclaimed artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Kayhan Kalhor, Javier Limón, Kinan Azmeh and the NDR Big Band.
She appears in Fatih Akin’s documentary Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul, and is part of Morgan Neville’s documentary about Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, The Music of Strangers.
With a truly cross-generational appeal, Aynur connects the young generation with the roots of Kurdish music, combining treasures of the past with a musical language of today.
Opening for Aynur are Iranian classical musician Adib Rostami and self-taught Kurdish musician Tara Jaff.
The concert is part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2023.
Date: Saturday 18 November 2023
Time: starts 7.30pm
Venue: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Admission: Ticket prices range from £25-35 (+ booking fees).
Tickets: Buy tickets online from the venue – click here to access.