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February concert by The Miras Silk Road Collective ft Uyghur, Turkish, British and Chinese musicians

This special event brings together a night of mesmerising performances from The Miras Silk Road Collective. There will be poignant poetry that honours the Uyghur people as they resist cultural erasure, and exquisite classical maqam, folk songs and instrumental compositions on traditional instruments spanning Turkish, Azeri, Uzbek, and Uyghur musical traditions. Formerly the London Uyghur […]

New faces top Spotify’s most streamed Turkish albums and artists of 2023

With another year wrapping up, we take a look at 2023’s most streamed Turkish artists, albums and tracks on the world’s biggest music streaming platform Spotify. Music streaming sites such as Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube, together with social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok, have opened the doors wider than ever for Turkish musicians […]

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Djanan Turan’s double single release from new album highlights the brutal state of the world

Singer-songwriter Djanan Turan shares the first two singles from her upcoming new album Love’s Company, Diamond In Black, sang in English, and Yangın [Fire] in Turkish. The two songs, while musically different, convey through their emotionally charged melodies and powerful, socially conscious lyrics the deep injustices of today’s world. Yangın, produced in Hackney’s award-winning Fossil […]

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Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) asks President Erdoğan not to give up on peace in his “fatherland” of Cyprus

Last week, Turkiye welcomed one of music’s most iconic stars, singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam. The artist was performing a series of a fundraising concerts in Istanbul and Ankara, with President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his wife, First Lady Emine Erdoğan attending the event in the Turkish capital. During the Ankara concert, the 74-year-old British star, who […]

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Nilüfer Yanya’s Painless “confirms her star credentials and an artist that simply has to be heard”

Painless sees singer-songwriter Nilüfer Yanya at her most direct and open yet. The album title comes from a grown understanding that pain isn’t always a negative thing, a freeing experiencing that simultaneously released a kind of joy while making this record. The 12-track album, Nilüfer’s second following her acclaimed 2019 debut Miss Universe, is full […]