"Aslan possesses the smokiness that marks a true Rembetiko singer: You can get lost in the sound of her voice. One of the 5-must-hear albums of the year" 

Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR


"STARTLINGLY GOOD"

Ian Anderson, fRoots Magazine on MORTISSA


"It’s haunting, plaintive, rivetingly emotional stuff..."

Delarue, New York Music Daily


"On stage Aslan is a fresh, natural and relaxed performer with a beautiful voice. Her facility to slip from Greek to Turkish and several other languages is a real asset."
 Simon Broughton, Songlines Magazine

 

"Absolutely stunning stuff...it is so infectious"

Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6


"...Aslan's unaccompanied vocal introduction is so perfect it's bewitching; beautiful, mysterious, vibrant, haunting, evocative—her voice is all these and more..." 

Chris M. Slawecki, All About Jazz


 "...haunting vocals.”

Giles Woodforde, Oxford Times


"...This isn’t just a great record from London musicians, but a release of international significance." 

Simon Broughton on 'Mortissa', Evening Standard 


Dear Friends, 

 

I'd like to share with you a new album on which I sang a 17th century song from Istanbul. My partner Tahir Palalı released his debut album 'O' of mystical Alevi songs. Simon Broughton reviewed the album for the Evening Standard and described the music as "soft and intimate with transcendent bloom". You can read the full review on the left or here.

The album comes with a booklet with the English translations of the songs. Below you can listen to the song I sang on the album. You can buy the album from here

 

For those who have been asking for my next London concert I can now announce that as part of the Almeida Greeks there will be an eclectic day of musical Dionysia curated by Bakkhai composer Orlando Gough in the spirit of Dionysos and yes I will perform there too!! This will be on 13th September. For the full line up and details  visit here

 

I am also very happy that I will be taking part in 'The Salt of the Mediterranean Sea' concert curated by Lobna Allami who was heavily injured during the Gezi protests in Istanbul two years ago.

For this project I will be collaborating with musicians from Berlin. More details on this very soon but you can read briefly about it here.

 

On a final note I'd like to let you know that my second album will be recorded very soon! 

 

Best Wishes

Cigdem

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Gigs

MORTISSA GIGS & TOURS, 2015

 

Please click on the dates for details

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31.07.2015  Nürnberg (D) 

01.08.2015  Wuppertal (D)

 

16.08.2015 Budapest (HU)

Sziget Festival

 

13.09.2015 London (UK)

Almeida Theatre, 4-8pm

  

 

 

For She'koyokh gigs please visit here

 

 

 Earlier This Year

 

06.02 Utrecht(NL) Rasa

25.02 Waiblingen (D) 

27&28.02 Hannover Opera Ball(D) 

12.03 Lorsch (D) Theater Sapperlot

14.03 Mülheim(D)Theater an der Ruhr

15.03Köln (D) Bürgerhaus Kalk 

16.04 Bregenz (A) Seelax

18.04 Munich (D) Ampere 

24.04 Kassel (D) Weltmusikfestival

13.05 Budapest,(HU) Palace of Arts

14.05 Istanbul (TR)        

          Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

16.05 Izmir (TR)

21.05 London (UK)

06.06  Leeds (UK) Opera North

21.06 Genova (IT) Suq Festival

26.06 Aldeburgh (UK)The Pumphouse

09.07 Malmö (SE) Sommarscen

 

 

Concerts & Festivals in 2014

 03.02 Paris (F) Festival Au Fil De Voix 19.03 Istanbul (TR) Mekan

09.05 Caceres (SP) WOMAD

14.05 Berlin (D) Badehaus Berlin    

15.05 Warsaw (PL) Festival Nowa Tradycja

02.06 Rabat (MC) Mawazine Festival 

07.06 London(UK)Songlines Encountres 25.06 Lyon (F)

02.&03.07 Forde Festival (Norway)

05.&06.07 Rudolstadt (D)

19.07 Arles (F) Les Suds a Arles              

25.07 WOMAD (UK)

16.09 La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)          

                 Theatre Poulaire 

17.09 Karlsruhe (D) Tollhaus

18.09 Kassel (D) Schlachthof

19.09 Wolfach (D) Klausenbauernhof

20.09 Ravensburg (D) Zehntscheuer

21.09 Brighton (UK) Brighton Dome

24.09 Bristol (UK) Colston Hall/The Lantern 25.09 Birmingham (UK) Mac

26.09 York (UK) NCEM

27.09 Gateshead (UK) Old Town Hall 

28.09 London (UK) Union Chapel 

01.10 Milton Keynes (UK) The Stables 02.10 Bury St Edmunds (UK) The Apex 

03.10 Swansea (UK) Pontardawe Arts C. 

05.10 Manchester (UK) RNCM

07.10 Cambridge (UK) The Junction 

16.10 Wien (A) Sargfabrik

18.10 London (UK) King's College

07&08.11 Fuerteventura, (SP) WOMAD

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