Tag Archives: Turkish

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...
Preview: Hafla! @ The Post Bar (London; Friday 12th November 2021)

Preview: Hafla! @ The Post Bar (London; Friday 12th November 2021)

There’s a new music series in town! Aptly named Hafla, the new University of Tropical Sounds‘ residency at The Post Bar in Tottenham will thoroughly embody its meaning (get-together in Arabic) welcoming musicians, DJs, jammers and gig-goers at large for a night inspired by sounds from the Mediterranean shores wherever...
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’...
Album Review: Altin Gün – Yol [Glitterbeat Records; February 2021]
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Album Review: Altin Gün – Yol [Glitterbeat Records; February 2021]

Altın Gün cruise new avenues on Yol, their 80s synth-pop influenced third album. As the opening track of Altın Gün’s highly-anticipated third album Yol segues into the second-track ‘Ordunun Dereleri’, we hear the sound of traffic speeding along highways towards unknown destinations. Indeed the album documents a journey for the...
News: Bandcamp Your Friday (Friday, 5th February 2021)

News: Bandcamp Your Friday (Friday, 5th February 2021)

We are glad about the fact that the music lovers at Bandcamp haven’t lost their good habits and also in 2021, they will keep on supporting musicians and labels through their Bandcamp Fridays. As it happened on the first Friday of each month throughout 2020, also this year Bandcamp will...
Visions of Sound (January 2021)

Visions of Sound (January 2021)

Every month, we bring you a collection of the best world music-related videos. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist: