Olcay Bayir | Dream For Anatolia
THURSDAY 19 MARCH - 8:00 PM
A captivating show that takes the audience on a journey into the heart of Anatolia. Using traditional and original songs from her highly-regarded album Rüya (Dream), Olcay explores the often mysterious cultures of the region.
From the magnificent city Istanbul, meeting wandering ashik poet-bards and reaching the Mediterranean, she arrives at her birthplace in Gaziantep, a stone’s throw from war-torn Aleppo, to visit her own Kurdish and Alevi roots, inviting us through the music to explore our own roots and changing identities. The concert takes place the evening before Newroz, the Spring Equinox festival, celebrated by Kurds and other communities across Central Asia, and which provides a focus for community identity and New Year hopes.
With her second album, Olcay Bayir proves that she is one of the finest, most intriguing singers on the British world music scene, with a style that reflects her complex history. The Guardian
Priority Booking opens Tuesday 3 December at 10am
General Booking opens Tuesday 10 December at 10am
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