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A Thousand Cranes, 2016

"Mesmerising sequel to her fabulous debut." fRoots


From the 1920s Smyrna and Istanbul of Çigdem’s debut album ‘Mortissa’, ‘A Thousand Cranes’ expands to Athens, the Balkans and South East Anatolia. A band of world class musicians, led once again by the musical director Nikos Baimpas, accompanies her journey with a modern and crisp sound, embellishing the deep rooted melodies with modern jazzy influences and inspired improvisations.

Released by Asphalt Tango Records, 2016, Format: CD

Mortissa -2013 Cigdem's debut solo album 

***** Evening Standard


 The album focuses on Rebetiko and Smyrnaic songs from Asia Minor and Greece mainly from 1930s. 

It received great reviews from all around the world; including the Guardian, NPR, Songlines, fRoots, Evening Standard, New York Music Daily; and entered the World Music Charts Europe from top ten and stayed there for months. It was chosen as one of the best albums of 2013 by fRoots and Songlines Magazine which nominated and shortlisted Cigdem in the 'Best Artist' category for Songlines Music Awards 2014. 

In 2014 Mortissa won the prestigious „Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik/ German Record Critics Award" 

She'koyokh - Wild Goats & Unmarried Women-2014


This is She’Koyokh’s latest album released on World Music Network’s Riverboat Records in March 2014 to critical acclaim, recieving 5 star reviews in The Evening Standard and The Australian and 4 stars in The Guardian.


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She'koyokh - Buskers Ballroom- 2011 ARC Music


This album earned She’Koyokh the nomination for ‘Best Group’ in the Songlines World Music Awards 2012. It received 5 stars in Songlines and was described in fROOTS as “sophisticated, multi-lingual and an important hint of where klezmer in Britain should be headed for right now”.


Also Appears On

Tahir Palalı- O - 2015

**** Evening Standard

**** Songlines Magazine


Alevi folk music from central and eastern Anatolia.


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Various Artists- London's Calling 2012


"This celebration of the capital for the Cultural Olympiad presents a slew of local acts with multiculti versions of classic songs...Turkish torch singer Cigdem Aslan firing up Bert Jansch's Soho..." 

Neil Sanders, The Oberver

Upcoming Gigs/ Konserler/Συναυλίες

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26th Feb- London (UK)
Café OTO, 19:30
18-22 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL
Guest appearance at Arash Moradi's debut album launch. 

3rd March- London (UK)
@S James' Church, 7pm 
Prebend Street, N1 8PF

08th March - Esslingen (DE)
Cigdem Aslan Band

14th March- Nottingham (UK)

17th March -Malmesbury(UK)

19th March- Luton (UK)

18th April- London (UK)
Green Note, Rebetiko Carnival

24th May - Budapest (HU)
Folk Fest @ Fonó Music Hall

12th June - Rennes (FR) 

Divas Du Monde @ Opéra de Rennes

30th June- Waidhofen (A)
Internationales Musikfest

19th Aug- Westerwald (D)
Musik in alten Dorfkirchen tba

30th Aug- Małopolska (P)
Pannonica Festival

More info on these gigs nearer the date.  

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