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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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Channel 5 children’s TV show Milkshake! needs “culturally diverse families” to share stories

Television producers are on the lookout for families with young children from diverse ethnic backgrounds for a new television series called ‘Harper and Reu’s Wonderworld’ for Chanel 5’ pre-school Milkshake! programme. The show’s casting producer Emine Yalcin told T-VINE that filmmakers Doc Hearts have already “filmed 10 of our 20 episodes”, which includes families from […]

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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 […]

Books
Review: poetic, immersive and original, Tice Cin’s debut novel Keeping the House has broken new ground

British born, Turkish Cypriot inter-disciplinary daughter of a Tottenham DJ and artist, Tice Cin weaves a quirky, beautifully poetic depiction of a community and world hitherto unrepresented in English literature. Both lyrically and visually, Keeping the House is full of evocative descriptions of ‘Turkish Cypriotisms’. Could this be the only widely publicised, mainstream British novel […]

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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 […]