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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 - 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”.

 

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/Συναυλίες

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23rd March- Cambridge (UK)
Stapleford Granary, 7:30pm

 

11th April- Bilbao (SP)

Sacred Music Festival

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8th May - Hamburg (D)

'A Thousand Cranes @

Elbphilarmonie, 19:30

Hamburg International Music Festival 

 

"With virtuosic lightness, the Alevi-Kurdish singer Çiğdem Aslan gives the rembetiko a new lease of life in her adopted home city of London. Her weightless, passionate singing keeps alive the hope that different cultures will be able to live together in peace and joy one day."

 

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9th May - Reutlingen (D)

Franz K

Cigdem Aslan on tour

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4th Aug- Sidmouth (UK)

Sidmouth Folk Festival
with Tahir Palali
performing Alevi music

More info soon 

 

 

 

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