Preview: Gaye Su Akyol @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Friday 29th November 2019)

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To end November, the trusty Jazz Cafe have booked an evening with Turkey’s female offering of psychedelia and funky-folky rock.

Gaye Su Akyol has been unstoppable in the last couple of years; perhaps a peak would be playing 2018’s WOMAD. Her blend of Turkish tonality, funk, political and social sentiment in lyrics, and traditional instrumentation has helped her to become a face of contemporary Turkish music.

The surfer-esque guitar riffs, heavy bass, and driving drum beats are paired with her live charisma; varying from slower, darker, deeper songs to those more suited to accompanying a dance party, the overall atmosphere and pumping experience.

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