London based singer/songwriter Olcay Bayir released her debut album Neva/Harmony on Riverboat Records in October 2014.
On her stunning debut album, her Western training collides perfectly with her passion for the rich musical heritage of her Anatolian homeland, allowing her to craft intricate and unusual melodic phrases, distinct harmonies and captivating, richly-layered textures.
Olcay Bayir is no formulaic folk singer, her songs are uniquely re-imagined via her own inimitable creative style. Her exceptional approach to harmony is notable as she fuses Mediterranean to Middle Eastern maqams and modality with Western tonal harmony.
Olcay Bayir's sensitive portrait of Anatolian culture sketches shade and light on the region's fascinating musical interplay.
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