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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 […]

Culture
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 […]

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See Turkish musical comedy ‘Elmanın Öteki Yarısı’ at Edmonton’s Millfield Theatre

Turkish Cypriot thespian Osman Balıkçıoğlu has made it his life’s mission to spread Turkish Cypriot culture to the younger generations and others interested in the heritage of his ethnic homeland. The Lefkoşa-born, London-based veteran actor and playwright’s career spans over 60 years. During this time, he has taken to the stage, and appeared on television […]

Art
Mustafa Hulusi curated art exhibition “Everywhere was nowhere, and nowhere everywhere” to open in London

A new group exhibition curated by British Turkish Cypriot Mustafa Hulusi is opening at Pi Artworks London at the beginning of September. Called “Everywhere was nowhere, and nowhere everywhere”, it features the works of 18 artists that explore the sensory experience outside of language, as they challenge our modern era of techno-science driven functionality that […]

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Colour, culture and wellbeing: interview with Turkish Cypriot artist Ayten Nightingale ahead of her new solo exhibition

If you’re looking to discover and support Turkish creative talent outside of London, then head to theUrban Arts Studio in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, where works by painter and tapestry weaver Ayten Nightingale are currently on display as a group exhibition. From September, even more of Nightingale’s art works will be on show at the […]

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Love Island’s new ‘it’ couple Ekin-de are hitting it big with huge brand deals and their own reality show

While ITV2’s Love Island is a show about finding love with a prize of £50k (which isn’t much in today’s economy), most contestants join for the possible brand deals and a chance at becoming influencers on social media. It seems the Turkish delight and Italian stallion have struck gold with their on-screen persona: not only […]