Tag Archives: Turkey

Interview: Q&A with Nasip Kismet – Sparkles of Serendipity (June 2022)

Interview: Q&A with Nasip Kismet – Sparkles of Serendipity (June 2022)

In times of social distancing, travel chaos and restrictions, it’s uplifting to meet up (even if only figuratively speaking) with people who made cultural and musical inclusivity and collectivism their credo. Since the meaning of  the band’s name (‘serendipity’ in English), Nasip Kismet is a breath of fresh air in the...
Playlist: Olcay Bayir – Anatolian Alchemy (April 2022)

Playlist: Olcay Bayir – Anatolian Alchemy (April 2022)

She might have been based in London since she was a teenager and been enriching its music scene since the early 2010s, but Olcay Bayir is still one of the most refined and dedicated interpreters of the Anatolian tradition. Her style is a contemporary take on her Turkish-Kurdish roots. Born...
Daily Discovery: Kit Sebastian – Agitate (Official Music Video)

Daily Discovery: Kit Sebastian – Agitate (Official Music Video)

Check out ‘Agitate’, the new single by London-based Turkish-French duo Kit Sebastian extracted from their upcoming second album, Melodi out in October via Mr Bongo: https://kitsebastian.bandcamp.com/album/melodi   “The song calls its listeners to remember, act against injustice and question figures of authority from our daily lives”. – Kit Sebastian  
Playlist: ‘Flying With Baba Zula’ by Adriana Cordeiro (June 2021)

Playlist: ‘Flying With Baba Zula’ by Adriana Cordeiro (June 2021)

Although we hardly venture into the movie and documentary realm, we love to make some excursions when we can and spread the word about stimulating releases. Constantly Flying, a new film dedicated to Baba Zula, one of the most significant Anatolian rock bands, is indeed a refreshing and intriguing work...