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Trio Bellapaix: made in the TRNC, now set to perform in the heart of London

Join the fabulous Trio Bellapaix for an evening of chamber music at St James’s Church on Piccadilly. The evening’s programme includes Clara Schumann’s lyrical Piano Trio and the tango rhythms of Astor Piazzolla. Trio Bellapaix comprises of three acclaimed musicians from the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC): Gürhan Nuray – cello Nihat Ağdaç – […]

Film
Film review: My Father’s Violin falls short on quality music, but as a feel-good drama does satisfy

A cursory glance at the poster of My Father’s Violin / Babamın Kemanı (2022) as you scroll through Netflix suggests a nostalgic dive into a virtuoso’s life. Whilst this new Turkish movie doesn’t take the ‘Whiplash’ route into an upcoming musician’s world, as Engin Altan Düzyatan portrays an already esteemed violinist, this film not only […]

Books
Review: Metin Murat’s The Crescent Moon Fox is a “page-turner ode to all the people of Cyprus and their culture”

Metin Murat’s page-turner debut novel is an ode to all the people of Cyprus and their culture. A self-declared work of fiction set against the historic and political realities of the last 80 years between his ancestral home of Turkish Cyprus and London. The novel starts in 1930s Cyprus and Bamyakoy (based on the author’s […]

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Nilüfer Yanya’s Painless “confirms her star credentials and an artist that simply has to be heard”

Painless sees singer-songwriter Nilüfer Yanya at her most direct and open yet. The album title comes from a grown understanding that pain isn’t always a negative thing, a freeing experiencing that simultaneously released a kind of joy while making this record. The 12-track album, Nilüfer’s second following her acclaimed 2019 debut Miss Universe, is full […]

Books
Metin Murat’s historical novel The Crescent Moon Fox launched in London

The Crescent Moon Fox – the debut book by Turkish Cypriot author Metin Murat – was launched in London last week. The novel, set in Cyprus from the British colonial rule era through to the turn of the millennium, was promoted by the publisher Armida Books at the London Book Fair. The three-day event in […]