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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.

 

For more information please follow the link/ 

http://www.tahirpalali.com/

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

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12/11/2017- London

Reberiko Carnival Big band Fundraiser  

Theatro Technis 18:15

26 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TT

 

I will be singing some classical rebetiko tunes with an ensemble of bouzoukia, baglamades, guitars, accordion, violins, and percussion. Expect an evening of heart pumping, finger clicking, foot stamping, tear jerking, soul singing music.

 

Doors open at 5:45

 

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08/12/2017- London
Two Breaths & Three Strings

Deep rooted songs of love and mysticism from 14th-20th century Alevi poets of Anatolia performed by Tahir Palali and Cigdem Aslan.

 

more info coming soon. 

 

15/12/2017- London

SOAS Concert Series- 

with She'koyokh

Brunei Gallery 

Thornhaugh Street

Russell Square

WC1H 0XG

 

2018 dates so far for Mortissa and Cranes

08/03 - Germany

12/06- Rennes (FR)

 

More info on these gigs nearer the date.  

 

 

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!  

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