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London to get down to the dreamy electro-shamanic vibes of Istanbul’s Islandman

After a three-year hiatus, Turkiye’s much-hyped Islandman returns to London in May to perform at the Jazz Café. The band, a three-piece electro-acoustic live outfit, provide a unique mix of mellow electronic dance beats with spacey live guitars, and hypnotic rhythms that are steeped in global grooves; expect everything from Turkish psychedelia to tribal drumming. […]

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Anatolia’s mystical sounds: master musician Coşkun Karademir to perform in London

Renowned Turkish musician Coşkun Karademir will weave a rich and mystical Anatolian soundscape for those attending Monday night’s central London concert. “Türküleri anladım hangi dilde söylenirse söylensin”  (I understand Turkish Folk Music in any language it is sung) Nazim Hikmet Ran, Türküler Performing Turkish folk music on his kopuz (a Turkic fretless stringed instrument), Karademir […]

Festivals
Beam me up, Ömer! London’s Cinema Museum to host the world’s first film festival devoted to Turkish remakes

Six great Hollywood-inspired Turkish movies to watch at the Cinema Museum in Kennington, South London, as part of the Remakesploitation Fest 2022 this weekend! The Turkish film industry of the 1970s-80s was notorious for reworking Hollywood. From Star Wars through to Some Like it Hot, filmmakers in Turkiye would produce their own unofficial remakes of […]

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Rising pop star Nilüfer Yanya confirms 37 dates for her new ‘Painless” tour

Nilüfer Yanya has been making waves with her music ever since first EP, Small Crimes/Keep on Calling, dropped in 2016. The electric guitar-playing singer-songwriter reflects her broad musical influences in her songs. Expect traces of everything from indie bands like Portishead, Pixies, The Cure and Bloc Party, to soulful artists, like Nina Simone, Jeff Buckley […]

Exhibitions
Lefkoşa: From candle clocks to astrological compasses, see Evkaf’s fascinating exhibition of Turkish-Islamic scientific objects exhibition before it ends

Don’t miss the chance to see ‘The History of Turkish-Islamic Science in 100 Objects’, a stunning exhibition showcasing the contribution of Turks and Muslims to science between the 9th and 16th centuries. The exhibition is being held at the historic Bedesten, in the Old City of Lefkoşa (North Nicosia), as part of the 450thbirthday celebrations of Turkish […]

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Stunning North Cyprus the backdrop for Hüseyin Erdinç’s new music video

There’s nothing like a Turkish music video shot on a gorgeous sunny day in North Cyprus to leave you craving for a summer holiday. That’s exactly the feeling we at T-VINE had after watching the video for Hüseyin Erdinç’s latest song Vazgeçtim, which dropped a fortnight ago. The video of the instrumental cover song, written […]

Film
Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: a cinematic masterpiece and the golden egg of the franchise

Binge watching the Harry Potter series during the Christmas season has become a yearly tradition for many regardless of age. If we’re being honest, television networks and streaming services take advantage of almost every public holiday where there’s a family gathering to air Harry Potter marathons, but Christmas takes the cake! It’s simply a comfort […]