"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

 

"Aslan’s voice is rich, earthy and penetrating, as sweet as a watermelon and as strong as a demitasse of coffee at mid afternoon." 

George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

 

"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, 

Hope you are well.

I spent most of the last year touring my Mortissa project around Europe with my band and recording. I wanted to share some memories and news with you.

Here is a short footage of old and new songs performed at Palace of Arts, MUPA in Budapest last year...many thanks to the wonderful musicians Nikos Baimpas, Michalis Kouloumis, Vasilis Sarikis and Loukas Metaxas...

 

More videos from this concert including the songs with the beautiful singer Palya Bea who co-organised this concert and my new album promo material coming soon!!!

Watch this space and keep well

 

Warmest wishes,

Cigdem

 

 

Merhaba Arkadaşlar,

Umarım iyisinizdir.

 

Bildiğiniz gibi geçen yılın büyük bir bölümünü Mortissa projemin Avrupa turnesinde ve de yeni albümümü kaydederek geçirdim. Sizle de bu turneden bazı anları paylaşmak istedim.

 

Aşşağıda geçen yıl Budapeşte'deki ihtişamlı MUPA konser salonunda gerçekleştirdiğimiz konserden kısa bir kesit...Birbirinden değerli müsizyenler Nikos Baimpas, Michalis Kouloumis, Vasilis Sarikis ve Loukas Metaxas'a sonsuz teşekkürler...Yakinda bu konserden, konseri organize eden başarılı solist Bea Palya ile olan videoları da paylaşacağım. 

 

Yeni albümle ilgili bilgi ve videolar da çok yakında burda!!!

 

Sevgiler,

Çiğdem

 

Upcoming Gigs

Please click on the dates for details.

Detaylar için lütfen tarihleri tıklayın.

  

15th May- Le Chantier(FR)

Les Joutes Musicales de Correns

"Culibre & Gül"

Performing folk songs from Anatolia with Clémence Hazael-Massieux and Bumbac Quintet. 

For more information click here

 

18th May- London

@ Sands Film Studios, 7:45pm

82 St Marychurch Street, SE16 4HZ

 

"Two Breaths & Three Strings"

 Deep rooted songs of love & mysticism from 14th-20th century Alevi poets of Anatolia are performed with ancient instruments & the authentic voices of the talented Cigdem Aslan & Tahir Palali.

 

Entry £14 

 

 

23rd June- London

@ Forge, 7:30pm

She'koyokh & Monsieur Doumani

3-7 Delancey Street,  NW1 7NL 

 

A double bill and collaboration with Cyprus' traditional music ensemble

 

Entry £12, £10 (Concession)

 

 

26th June- London

Princes Amongst Men

@ Upstairs at Ritzy, 8-11pm

 Brixton Oval, Brixton, UK SW2 1JG

 

"Two Breaths & Three Strings"

The London-based duo perform deep rooted songs of love and mysticism from 14th-20th century Alevi poets of Anatolia.For 3 Strings & 2 Breaths Tahir plays the tembur, accompanied by Cigdem on frame drums and vocals. Both musicians are Alevis and have been brought up with the Alevi musical tradition where playing the tembur and singing is considered 'The sound of Truth/God'. 3 Strings & 2 Breaths is their interpretation of this mystical music culture. 

 

Princes host DJ Garth Cartwright will be spinning music from Europe’s frayed edges. 

 

 

28th June- London

@Vortex, 8pm

11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ

 

As part of the Rebetiko Carnival Cigdem will perform a set of alaturca (alla turca) "Songs of Istanbul' which have influences on Rebetiko music. For this concert Cigdem will be accompanied by Nikos Baimpas on kanun and Michalis Kouloumis on violin. 

 

£12/£10 (Concession)

£14 (cash on the door)

 

 

 

For all She'koyokh gigs visit here

She'koyokh grubumla olan konserler için lütfen buraya tıklayın.

 

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