Hear Zaza ‘musical treasures’ Metin & Kemal Kahraman play exclusive date in London

In the vast and diverse landscape of music, there exist countless hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Among these treasures is the Metin Kemal Kahraman Band, a musical ensemble that has been captivating audiences with their unique blend of styles and evocative compositions.

Brothers Metin and Kemal Kahraman are both gifted musicians from Turkiye, who have gained recognition with their eclectic and innovative musical style, and authentic representation of Dersim Zaza music.

Born and raised in a region known for its cultural and ethnic diversity, the Kahraman brothers have embraced their heritage and explored the rich musical traditions of the Dersim (renamed Tunceli in 1935) region of eastern Turkiye. In the Zaza language, Dersim literally means ‘silver door’.

Dersim Zaza music is an embodiment of this cultural amalgamation, featuring a captivating blend of Zaza, Alevi, Turkish and Kurdish musical influences. The music often weaves tales of love, history and spirituality, reflecting the unique experiences and traditions of the region’s people.

One of the Kahraman brothers’ remarkable contributions to Dersim Zaza music is their ability to infuse this traditional genre with their own unique style. Their music becomes a bridge that connects Dersim’s rich folk music traditions with their own innovative compositions.

This fusion not only pays homage to the roots of the music but also breathes new life into it, making it accessible to a broader audience while preserving this rich cultural heritage, so the music and its stories continue to resonate with future generations.

The Metin & Kemal Kahraman Ensemble’s live performances are an experience to behold. Their shows are not just concerts, but rather immersive journeys through the diverse sounds and emotions of their music.

With every note, they transport the audience to a different realm, where time seems to stand still, and the only thing that matters is the music. The band’s virtuosity and on-stage chemistry are truly mesmerizing.

Metin and Kemal Kahraman. Image adapted from photo by Kadir Incesu


Their performances are marked by improvisational moments that showcase the musicians’ deep connection and intuitive understanding of each other.

This improvisational spirit adds an element of unpredictability to their live shows, making each performance a unique and unforgettable experience. See them live at the Millfield Theatre in Edmonton.

Concert Details

Title: Metin & Kemal Kahraman Ensemble

Date: Friday 1 March 2024

Time: 7.30pm to 10.30pm

Venue: Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton, London N18 1PJ

Admission: Tickets are from £30

Tickets: buy online from Eventbrite – click here