United Kingdom  fRoots, 2014
 "...Her warm, friendly, open personality permeates the music she makes as well as the way she interacts with the world..."

United Kingdom  Evening Standard, 2013 

"..she is both a lioness and nightingale."

 

United Kingdom  The Guardian
"..one of the year's best new discoveries! " 2013 

"...one of the finest, most emotional singers of the region... An impressive return."   2016

USA  NPR- USA

"Aslan possesses the smokiness that marks a true rembetiko singer: You can get lost in the sound of her voice. "

 

USA  Acoustic Music 
"...mesmerizing, like a lonely ghazal in a night desert with a full moon patiently hanging overhead as the wind sighs."

 

Greece  Agos- Tr

"Rembetiko, Anadolu’dan Yunanistan’a sürülen ilk mültecidir ve sırtında iki damga taşır. İlki geldiği ev, arkasında bıraktığı yaşamı, adı ve kimliği..."

Greece  Music Paper
'... Ελπίζοντας να την δούμε πολύ σύντομα και στη χώρα μας συστήνουμε ανεπιφύλακτα μια Τουρκο-κούρδη φίλη της Ελλάδος, μια σύγχρονη «Μόρτισσα» του ρεμπέτικου και σμυρνέϊκου τραγουδιού! '


Greece   Tempo (Tr)
 

"Ege Blues'unun yeni yıldızı"

Greece  www.sanatkaravani.com
"Anadolu’dan başlayıp dünyaya yayılan şarkıların temsilcisi ve bekçisi olmaya da 15 yıldır başarıdan başarıya koşarak devam ediyor. O, şarkılarıyla kültürler arası köprüler kurmaya devam ederken, biz de icra ettiklerinden keyif almaya bakmalıyız."  2018

   

USA   Newyork Music Daily
"It’s haunting, plaintive, rivetingly emotional stuff, with echoes of both klezmer and Egyptian melodies along with its obvious Greek and Turkish roots...Aslan’s delivery often transcends any linguistic limitations"

 

Jazz Weekly

"MEDITERRANEAN DELIGHT…"
  

USA All.About.Jazz

"Aslan's vocal, so overwhelmingly mysterious that it sounds a bit dangerous." 


France Libération

" Çiğdem Aslan: «Je chante les femmes de caractère» ."


France Mondomix

“Une voix profonde et magnifique qui peut sans doute apporter au rébétiko une audience élargie.” 

 

Qantara 

'... In ihrer Musik liegt eine ansteckende Dynamik, die Aslans eigenem Wesen entspringt, aber auch durch die talentierten Musiker um sie herum geschaffen wird....'

France  Le Courrier des Balkans 

'...Çiğdem Aslan l’icône du renouveau rebétiko. Ce blues qui conte le destin tumultueux des confins de l’Europe du sud-est retrouve aujourd’hui la lumière grâce à la voix chaude d’une autre exilée…'

 Italy Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

'...la nuova regina del rebetiko'

 

United Kingdom  Simon Broughton, Songlines Magazine 
"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”.