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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: OLCAY BAYIR – ASUDE (At Peace)

Daily Discovery: OLCAY BAYIR – ASUDE (At Peace)

Olcay Bayir, a London-based singer-songwriter of Turkish-Kurdish descent, recently released a live rendition of her single ‘Asude’, extracted from her new EP Inside – Icerde.   The song features Argentinian guitarist and producer Ignacio Monteverde and Turkish saz virtuoso Murat Sığırcı.   “This song is about accepting lost love. ‘Asude’...