"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
Ian Anderson, fRoots Magazine on MORTISSA
"...This isn’t just a great record from London musicians, but a
release of international significance."
Simon Broughton, Evening Standart (
Giles Woodforde, Oxford Times
I am writing this month's letter in a park under a sunny London sky. Spring is on its way...
After a very successful concert and radio sessions in Paris and London last month I am looking forward to performing more this month; but before writing about my gigs this month I would like to share some wonderful news with you: my debut album 'Mortissa' has won the prestigious German Record Critics' Award! Very exciting...
You can read about the awards here.
Another exciting thing to happen this month is my debut concert in Istanbul. After Mortissa has been released in Turkey in January it has been getting nice
reviews and we decided to do a launch concert in Istanbul. Thanks to BGST Organisation we found a very nice
location; The Mekan Teras which has hosted he best bands and artists of Turkey. I am really looking forward to this concert as I will collaborate with musicians from my former band in
Istanbul. I really hope you can make it to this one and share our excitement.
Before heading to Istanbul, I will perform with She'koyokh at St George's in Bristol, collaborating Aurora Orchestra- one of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative chamber orchestra. We will perform Mahler’s monumental Symphony No 1 (in a new arrangement for chamber orchestra by Iain Farrington) paired with klezmer and eastern European folk music in new orchestral versions. This will be a special concert not to be missed.
After the Istanbul concert I will come back to London for She'koyokh album launch. Our third album 'Wild Goats & Unmarried Women' will be released on 26th March and our launch concert is on 27th March.
You can find detailed information of my concerts on my website as usual. Thanks for being part of mailing group.
I also would like to thank Birger Gesthuisen for coming to London to interview me for Germany's WDR. Birger is an amazing person with great amount of knowledge of Turkey's music. It was a pleasure to chat with him. After the lovely interview we went to see Kardeş Türküler's concert in London. Here is one of my favourite Kardes Türküler song.
You can listen to my interview with live music for Libération here.
Hope you enjoy it and hope I can see you in one of my concerts.