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 - First Dance on Second Avenue
She’Koyokh’s latest release First Dance on Second Avenue (Riverboat Records 2017) received a 5 star review in the Evening Standard, 5 stars and Album Choice in fROOTS, 4 stars in the Guardian, 4 stars and Top of the World in Songlines and 4 stars in BBC Music Magazine.
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”.
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