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Iconic artist Selda Bağcan back in London for pre-Christmas concert at indigo at The O2

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 […]

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A contemporary Arabic musical odyssey ft Yazz Ahmed with Emel and Rabih Abou-Khalil

Award-winning British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed presents Tunisian avant-garde singer songwriter Emel and legendary Lebanese Oudist Rabih Abou-Khalil for an evening of contemporary Arabic music. Yazz Ahmed draws on her mixed heritage, fusing jazz, Khaleeji music and electronica, to create a highly personal musical style. Tonight, she is joined by two artists from the Middle East […]

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Tickets now on sale for epic Islandman gig ft the legendary Okay Temiz and Muhlis Berberoğlu live at London’s EartH

The much-hyped Istanbul band Islandman continue their stratospheric rise with their biggest UK show to date early in the New Year. The electro-acoustic live trio provide a unique mix of mellow electronic dance beats with spacey live guitars, backed up by shamanic rhythms. Combining Turkish psychedelia and rhythms rooted in East Africa with electronic structures, […]

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Father and daughter duo Sedat and Ezo Sarıcı to headline Açık Gazete North London fundraiser concert in November

Faruk Eskioğlu is one of the most respected writers and journalists from the UK’s Turkish speaking community. Originally from Turkiye, Eskioğlu set up online Turkish newspaper Açık Gazete in 2004 to give an independent voice to stories ignored by mainstream Turkish media. That voice is more important today than ever. As an ethical newspaper, Açık Gazete […]

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A special night at the Royal Albert Hall beckons, with Zülfü Livaneli and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

As international Turkish music events go, they don’t get more spectacular than this November concert featuring iconic singer-songwriter Zülfü Livaneli, who will be performing live with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Livaneli has composed some three hundred songs, a rhapsody, performed and recorded by London Symphony Orchestra in 1999 […]

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Anatolian roots music courtesy of Olcay Bayır and guests at the Jazz Café this October

Olcay Bayır digs deep into her Anatolian roots, combining powerful vocals in four languages with a tight 5-piece band that builds intense, uplifting grooves with Mediterranean and Mesopotamian vibes. Eschewing the retro Anatolian rock style that is experiencing a revival, Bayır goes for stunning contemporary arrangements that are jazzy but not jazz, folky but not […]

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Rapper B Young to perform live at London’s newest super-venue HERE

B Young’s reputation as one of the UK’s most gifted singer-songwriters continues to grow with a slew of hit songs including Jumanji, Been Wavey, 079Me, Gucci Demon and Wine. Last year he dropped his debut album Differences, which reflects the melodic rapper’s signature blend of Dancehall, R&B, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Bashment with his unforgettable […]