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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 […]

HP Whats On
Karanlıklar İçinde (Hey People): how Feryal finally got to feature on the official release of this 30-year-old track

Rock musician Hakan Tuna continues with his 2021 project ‘12 songs 12 stories’. This month the spotlight is on Karanlıklar İçinde, which gets a new lease of life 30 years after the original was recorded. Despite its many incarnations, one person’s contribution has never made it beyond the demo tape – until now. Back in […]

HP Culture
Çiğdem Aslan leads She’Koyokh in a live celebration of klezmer and Sephardic songs

If you’ve missed live music, then check out She’Koyokh’s upcoming performance at JW3 in Hampstead for an evening of beautifully crafted music combining the high energy of klezmer with ancient Sephardic songs. Istanbul-born singer Çiğdem Aslan forms part of this brilliant London-based international seven-piece klezmer & Balkan band, whose music reflects the diversity of Jewish […]

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B Young confirms release date for debut album Differences

It’s been a long time in coming, but fans of B Young don’t have much longer to wait before they can get their hands on a copy of his debut album. Titled ‘Differences’, the 16-track LP goes on sale on 30 July. A black and white side portrait photo of the melodic rapper graces the […]

Features
Asia Minor: a progressive rock band from France with a Turkish touch

It was the end of 70s and early 80s, when punk became mainstream, and Franco-Turkish combo progressive rock band Asia Minor hit their stride, releasing two albums back to back. Suddenly the band was attracting the attention of all prog lovers and prominent musicians of the era, including Alan Parsons, who was recording an album […]