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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 […]

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Diriliş: Ertuğrul actor Engin Altan Düzyatan stars in new TV series about famed Ottoman admiral Barbaros

Engin Altan Düzyatan returns to the small screen on Thursday night in new epic period drama Barbaroslar: Akdeniz’in Kılıcı (Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean). Set in the sixteenth century, Düzyatan plays Oruç Reis, the older brother of Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, one of the Ottoman Empire’s most colourful and important personalities. The lead role is played by […]

Features
Asia Minor: a progressive rock band from France with a Turkish touch

It was the end of 70s and early 80s, when punk became mainstream, and Franco-Turkish combo progressive rock band Asia Minor hit their stride, releasing two albums back to back. Suddenly the band was attracting the attention of all prog lovers and prominent musicians of the era, including Alan Parsons, who was recording an album […]

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BTCA premieres its Nevcihan Oluşum “A Thousand Words” documentary – the story behind the iconic photo

The world premiere of the documentary ‘A Thousand Words; The Voice Behind the Image’ about Nevcihan Oluşum and her iconic photo took place online on Sunday, 20 December. The screening of the film by the British Turkish Cypriot Association (BTCA) occurred on the 57th anniversary of ‘Bloody Christmas’ – the start of the decade-long assault and […]