Selda Bağcan is widely regarded as the ‘Queen of Turkish Psychedelic Rock’. The singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and activist has been a recording music since the early 1970s, and is best known for hits such as İnce Bir Kar Yağar (It’s Raining Fine Fine Snow) and Yaz Gazeteci Yaz (Write Journalist Write).
Her blend of Anatolian Folk Punk-Rock Protest music continues to inspire a new generation of Turkish artists, and she has also reached international stardom after her songs were sampled by a host of megastar rappers, most notably Mos Def’s Supermagic (2009) and Dr Dre’s Issues (2015).
Bağcan, 73, has been jailed multiple times by the Turkish authorities over her pollical stance and her protest music, but she has refused to stay silent. She continues to use her platform to champion human rights and fight against injustice, while her songs have become Turkish anthems in progressive political circles.
To date, she has released 26 albums, her most significant tracks captured in two volumes titled 40 Yılın 40 Şarkısı (40 Years, 40 Songs’ 2014) and 40 Yılın 40 Şarkısı, Vol. 2 (2020).
Bağcan and her band return to London to perform at indigo at The O2 on 21 December. Tickets available from all usual outlets.
Title: Selda Bağcan – indigo at The O2
Date: Wednesday 21 December 2022
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm; Concert starts at 8pm
Venue: indigo at The O2 Millennium Way Peninsula Square, London SE10 0AX
Admission: The concert is open to all ages. Under-14s must be accompanied and seated.
Tickets. Prices start from £35 and range up to £166. Click here to access the venue’s online ticket shop AXS.