Tag: Turkish music

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Türkiye’s King of Arabesque İbrahim Tatlıses set to play London in the autumn

Affectionately known as Ibo or “İmparator” (‘Emporor”), İbrahim Tatlıses is one of Türkiye’s biggest and best loved music stars. Now aged 70, he has recorded 42 albums in a career spanning 52 years and his music continues to attract millions of listeners. The Urfa-born singer recorded his first album, Kara Kız/Beni Yakma Gel Güzelim, on tape […]

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Anatolia’s mystical sounds: master musician Coşkun Karademir to perform in London

Renowned Turkish musician Coşkun Karademir will weave a rich and mystical Anatolian soundscape for those attending Monday night’s central London concert. “Türküleri anladım hangi dilde söylenirse söylensin”  (I understand Turkish Folk Music in any language it is sung) Nazim Hikmet Ran, Türküler Performing Turkish folk music on his kopuz (a Turkic fretless stringed instrument), Karademir […]

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Rapper Ezhel is Spotify’s most streamed Turkish artist of 2020

This week, music streaming service Spotify released its annual “Wrapped” statistics, providing data about the listening habits of 2020 for individual users, countries, and the platform as a whole. In Turkey, rap, pop and indie music were the most popular genres for streaming in 2020, with Ezhel topping the charts as the most listened to […]

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London’s O2 Forum the next stop for superstar Ferhat Göçer

Artist Ferhat Göçer continues to defy expectations. The 49-year-old doctor-turned-singing sensation first burst onto Turkey’s musical scene in 2005 with his self-named diamond-certified debut release, and has remained at the top of the Turkish music charts ever since. Nine more studio albums, several compilations and EPs have followed, each providing a slew of number 1 […]

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Djanan Turan to lead all-star band in special tribute at Jazz Café to iconic singer Barış Manço

Friday, 1stFebruary, will mark twenty years since one of Turkey’s most influential singer-songwriters and TV personalities Barış Manço passed away from a heart attack aged 56. Characterised by his long hair, horseshoe moustache and flamboyant jewellery, he was adored by Turks of all ages. During his 37-year career, Manço composed over 200 songs, and recorded […]

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Mabel Matiz and Aleyna Tilki are Turkey’s most viewed music videos of 2018

Today’s music lovers are flocking in ever-growing numbers to digital media to enjoy their favourite songs. While streaming services such as Spotify and Soundcloud boast billions of listens per day, YouTube remains the primary destination for many wanting to see the stars in action. 2018 saw Latin singers overtake their American and European counterparts for […]

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‘Alternative’ singer-songwriter Ceylan Ertem set to make her UK debut

On Friday, 17 November, Islington’s Gracepoint will be hosting Ceylan Ertem –Turkey’s answer to Tori Amos. The 36-year-old left-leaning singer-songwriter is known for effortlessly strutting musical genres in songs that address various social issues, from Gezi to the conflict in southeast Turkey, during a career that’s spanned nearly two decades. A graduate of the Mujdat […]