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
2 workshops in simple folk dances followed by live music and the chance to use your new skills. No experience necessary. A day to bring all our communities together and have fun. The workshops will be in English with interpreters for Arabic, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Turkish, Urdu and Punjabi. This event is for women and children
Wednesday 12th September Paula Darwish in London with Serpil Kılıç on bağlama and Adam Warne on percussion. Songs from Anatolia in Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian and more… Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £5. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Box office: 02072498582. Address: 86 Stoke Newington High Street,N16 7PA Venue phone: 02072498582.
Kazim Koyuncu was a well known singer songwriter from the Black Sea (Karadeniz) region of Turkey. Aswell as Turkish, he sang in other languages of the Black Sea region including Laz and Armenian. He was also respected for his political activism, humanitarian views and environmental campaigning. Sadly he died at the age of 33, on
New live film from London Alevi festival June 2012 Baranê – a traditional song from Konya (berhevkar:Mustafa Kart) Baran means rain in Kurdish Kurmanji
Photos from this year’s fantastic 2nd London Alevi festival…