Tag: live music

Music
Club Istanbul is coming to Rich Mix courtesy of the Baha Yetkin Ensemble

If you’ve seen the Netflix series The Club, set in a 1950s music club in Istanbul’s vibrant Beyoğlu district, you will already have a good idea about the city’s historically cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic character. Later this month Baha Yetkin, a leading oud player from Turkey, and his all-star group of musicians from Turkey, Greece and […]

Music
Warm Anatolian and Mediterranean grooves in Walthamstow courtesy of Olcay Bayir and her fabulous band

If you’re into live music with global roots or simply fancy listening to something different, check out the scintillating rhythms, gorgeous vocals and uplifting songs of Olcay Bayir. Originally from Turkey, this acclaimed London based singer-songwriter dips into her Anatolian heritage, performing original songs and traditional poems inspired by Turkish, Kurdish, Armenia and Greek culture. […]

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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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See Turkish grunge band Duman live at Indigo in London this month

After a five year hiatus, moody Turkish rock band Duman will return to the British capital at the end of February for a live performance at Indigo at the O2. Founded in 1999, Duman (Turkish for smoke) features Kaan Tangöze on vocals and guitar, Ari Barokas on bass guitar and backing vocals, Batuhan Mutlugil on […]

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Jazz Café: Turkish rock band Gripin to celebrate their 20th anniversary with gig in London

Gripin have confirmed the revised date for their “20thanniversary” London concert. Originally scheduled for 10 February 2021, but delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the concert at the Jazz Café is now set for Wednesday, 9 February 2022. All 2021 tickets remain valid. One of Turkey’s biggest alternative rock bands of the past two decades, […]

Festivals
EFG London Jazz Festival: See Aynur Doğan live at the Barbican this Sunday

One of the best known contemporary Kurdish singers, Aynur Doğan takes to the stage at London’s Barbican this weekend as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. Originally from Turkey, Aynur’s impressive voice and extraordinary musical narration represent the music heritage of her cultural roots to the world. The Amsterdam-based singer has collaborated with a […]

Community
London concert in aid of wildfire victims in Greece and Turkey

This summer’s heatwaves across Europe created difficulties for many countries, but in Greece and Turkey it led to some of the worst wildfires in living memory. Countless people lost their homes, and dozens were killed or injured, whilst wildlife and swathes of forest were destroyed as the fires ravaged everything in their path. News reports […]