Category: Music

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Suat Sancar’s musical tribute to Kemal Atatürk with concerts in Birmingham, London and Manchester

One of the UK’s most highly regarded Turkish classical music artists, Suat Sancar, is to present a series of concerts as a musical tribute to Kemal Atatürk, the founder of Republic of Turkiye, as part of Turkish celebrations worldwide during the country’s centenary year. Sancar will be leading members of three distinctive Turkish classical music […]

Music
Cem Adrian adds Manchester date to his upcoming UK tour

North of England fans of Cem Adrian won’t have as far to travel as the Turkish indie pop star has added an extra date to his UK tour later this month, performing in Manchester on Sunday 28 April. The acclaimed singer-songwriter will take to the stage at The Stoller Hall, a contemporary purpose-built music venue […]

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Çiğdem Aslan, Tahir Palalı and special guests to present ‘Anatolia Echoes’ at Camden’s Green Note

Musical storytelling is central to the Alevi faith, with mystical poems and musical ballads (deyisler, nefesler) being orally passed down from generation to generation over many centuries. These traditional folk songs, which can be heard all across Anatolia (modern Turkiye), pay homage to the core philosophy of Alevism, which is based on love, tolerance and […]

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Review: Altın Gün at the Troxy – an unmissable date that hit all the required spots deliciously

This week, Altın Gün packed out East London’s art déco gem Troxy for an exhilarating evening of infectious music and vibrant energy as 3,000 fans danced with wild abandon to the sounds of these Amsterdam-based masters of Anatolian pysch-folk. Thursday’s concert was likely the last London performance with front lady Merve Daşdemir. Her vocal talents […]

Music
Pianist Ruya Taner and Saxophonist Kürşat Başar will be giving a free concert at St James’s Church

Two Turkish classical music virtuous, pianist Rüya Taner and saxophonist Kürşat Başar, will be giving a free recital at St James’s Church in Piccadilly, central London, later this month. Regarded as one of the finest pianists of her generation, 53-year-old Turkish Cypriot Rüya made her debut at The Wigmore Hall in London, and went on […]

Festivals
Elixir Festival 2024: enjoy an uplifting evening of Anatolian music from singer-songwriter Olcay Bayır

Singer-songwriter Olcay Bayır is one of the UK’s foremost artists of Alevi and Kurdish origin. Her the Anatolian songbook is inspired with the rich musical tapestry that spans Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Greek, fused with the sounds of the Mediterranean and Balkans, including flamenco and rebetiko. Live at Paddington’s Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s […]