Folk Music for Foodbanks

A mini-concert in the newly refurbished Alexander Park Pavilion Tea Hive Cafe.  Local ladies, Paula Darwish, Serpil Kılıç and Debbie Busby, with a warming selection of Turkish and Kurdish folk music guaranteed to bring the sunshine to winter. The concert is in support of 2 South Manchester food banks, Barakah Foods and Mad Dogs, which are located

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Manchester Concert 7th June

A celebration of Anatolian and Middle Eastern Music with Paula Darwish, Serpil Kılıç and special guests Mina Mikhail Salama, Ertan Turgut and Lou Armer. Songs in Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic, Greek, Armenian, Albanian, Iranian and more. Anatolia and the Middle East have been  home to numerous civilisations, cultures and religions that have together create a beautiful

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International Women’s Week in Manchester

Photos from International Women’s Week, 3 Minute Theatre, Afflecks Palace, Manchester.

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Hasret Gültekin – Bir İnsan Ömrünü Neye Vermeli

This is my favourite song for the weekend. Beautiful words, beautiful voice of Hasret Gültekin who was tragically killed in Sivas in 1993. Lyrics were written by Zülfü Livaneli. The title means ‘ for what should a person give their life”   Bir insan ömrünü neye vermeli Harcanıp gidiyor ömür dediğin Yolda kalan da bir

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Leicester concert 14th December

At Yesim Patisserie, Paula Darwish, Serpil Kılıç  and Matt Crawford on bass Address 29 Narborough Road LE3 0LE Leicester, United Kingdom For more information please call:  0116 367 1023

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Cambridge Concert 26th June

I’m very pleased to announce our first gig in Cambridge which will take place in the Portland Arms. We are very much looking forward to it and hope you will enjoy our unique selection of songs in Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic and other traditional languages spoken in old Anatolia. More details

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