Category: Music

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Five facts about Islandman’s star guests, Okay Temiz and Muhlis Berberoğlu, at Friday’s big EartH gig

This Friday, 27 January, East London venue EartH plays host to the brilliant Islandman, an electro-acoustic live trio behind some of Turkiye’s most exciting new dance music. The group have sold out shows with their combination of Turkish psychedelia and global beats, and they are forever originating. Cue virtuoso guest artists, percussionist Okay Temiz and […]

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London’s annual celebration of Anatolian rock pioneer Barış Manço returns to the Jazz Café in January

The standout psychedelic event of the year returns in 2023. Chanteuse Djanan Turan leads The Flying Karpet collective and guests for the fourth annual musical homage to the late, great Barış Manço. The Istanbul-born star, who passed away in 1999, is one of the godfathers of Anatolian rock, forging a distinctive sound that continues to […]

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Iconic artist Selda Bağcan back in London for pre-Christmas concert at indigo at The O2

Selda Bağcan is widely regarded as the ‘Queen of Turkish Psychedelic Rock’. The singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and activist has been a recording music since the early 1970s, and is best known for hits such as İnce Bir Kar Yağar (It’s Raining Fine Fine Snow) and Yaz Gazeteci Yaz (Write Journalist Write). Her blend of […]

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A contemporary Arabic musical odyssey ft Yazz Ahmed with Emel and Rabih Abou-Khalil

Award-winning British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed presents Tunisian avant-garde singer songwriter Emel and legendary Lebanese Oudist Rabih Abou-Khalil for an evening of contemporary Arabic music. Yazz Ahmed draws on her mixed heritage, fusing jazz, Khaleeji music and electronica, to create a highly personal musical style. Tonight, she is joined by two artists from the Middle East […]

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Tickets now on sale for epic Islandman gig ft the legendary Okay Temiz and Muhlis Berberoğlu live at London’s EartH

The much-hyped Istanbul band Islandman continue their stratospheric rise with their biggest UK show to date early in the New Year. The electro-acoustic live trio provide a unique mix of mellow electronic dance beats with spacey live guitars, backed up by shamanic rhythms. Combining Turkish psychedelia and rhythms rooted in East Africa with electronic structures, […]

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Preview of a must-see concert: super-group Air Anatolia and a journey into the future of Turkish psychedelia

The upcoming performance of Air Anatolia at London’s Southbank Centre is one of the year’s must-see concerts. Here’s why. Air Anatolia had its first live performance at the Zorlu PSM Concert Hall in Istanbul last month The concert received significant media interest, and the performance generated rave reviews from all who attended. London will form […]