Category: Music

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Turkish artist Mabel Matiz to bring his unique blend of Anatolian pop to the Barbican this autumn

One of Turkiye’s most influential contemporary music artists, Mabel Matiz, is set to make his London debut at the Barbican. The singer-songwriter has crafted his own sound with his distinctive vocals that overlay his fusion of Turkish classical ‘maqam’ music, urban and electronic pop with Anatolian folk melodies. Matiz has released four studio albums to […]

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A special night at the Royal Albert Hall beckons, with Zülfü Livaneli and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

As international Turkish music events go, they don’t get more spectacular than this November concert featuring iconic singer-songwriter Zülfü Livaneli, who will be performing live with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Livaneli has composed some three hundred songs, a rhapsody, performed and recorded by London Symphony Orchestra in 1999 […]

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Anatolian roots music courtesy of Olcay Bayır and guests at the Jazz Café this October

Olcay Bayır digs deep into her Anatolian roots, combining powerful vocals in four languages with a tight 5-piece band that builds intense, uplifting grooves with Mediterranean and Mesopotamian vibes. Eschewing the retro Anatolian rock style that is experiencing a revival, Bayır goes for stunning contemporary arrangements that are jazzy but not jazz, folky but not […]

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Rapper B Young to perform live at London’s newest super-venue HERE

B Young’s reputation as one of the UK’s most gifted singer-songwriters continues to grow with a slew of hit songs including Jumanji, Been Wavey, 079Me, Gucci Demon and Wine. Last year he dropped his debut album Differences, which reflects the melodic rapper’s signature blend of Dancehall, R&B, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Bashment with his unforgettable […]