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London’s large Alevi community gears up for 11th British Alevi Festival

Thousands of Alevis are expected to attend the annual British Alevi Festival, which this year includes a 3-day outdoor cultural celebration at the Churchfield Recreation Ground in Enfield, North London. The British Alevi Federation (BAF), which organises the week-long festival, said this year’s theme is “peace and justice.” The festival will open with a special […]

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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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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 […]