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…
Live film from Sargfabrik in Vienna May 2012 – the song is Gelmiş Bahar, which was fırst recorded by Ayşe San (1938–1996), a singer from Dıyarbakır in Turkey. The song has lyrics in both Turkish and Kurdish and is a traditional song sourced by Ayşe San.
A beautiful Turkish song by Efkan Şeşen played by Paula Darwish and band live at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Saçlarına dolana dolana yar dolana Tenim rüzgar olana olana yar olana olana yar olana Şu memleket derdine düştüm seher peşine Söz verdiysem aşkıma içim gider coşkuna içim gider coşkuna Gurbetlerde dolana dolana yar dolana Dağların