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World Routes Academy with the London Turkish Community

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 02 June 2013

Lucy Duran visits a musical event with London's Turkish community in a cafe in Stoke Newington. The Nefes Ensemble is joined by World Routes Academy protegee Fidan Hajiyeva in traditional songs from rural Turkey, and Brighton-born Turkish Cypriot Dogan Mehmet performs contemporary Turkish songs with a UK twist.

The Nefes Ensemble is a mix of amateur and professional performers, devoting themselves to presenting the folk songs of Turkey in their authentic forms. Nefes means 'breath', and they see themselves as expressing Turkey's cultural soul while living many miles away from their homeland. World Routes Academy protegee Fidan Hajiyeva learned Turkish as a child - their culture and heritage is close to that of her native Azerbaijan. Dogan Mehmet's background mixes his Turkish Cypriot heritage with English folk and American rock, and all these elements are evident in the eclectic style of his band the Boombox Karavan.

Music Played

10 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Nefes Ensemble Yemenimde Hare Var

    Performers: Hamit Sag (M.D. and Baglama) Ozan Toprak (Baglama & Kabak Kemane) Roskar Nasan (Oud) Soner Golbas (Clarinet & Kaval) Narendra Kotiyan (Darbouka) Lennie Charles (Bendir) Metin Yilmaz (Baglama) Onur Can Aslan (Baglama)

    BBC Location Recording, Bistro Bar Etcetera, Stoke Newington, London, 12 May 2013

  • Image for Fidan Hajiyeva and Onur Can Aslan

    Fidan Hajiyeva and Onur Can Aslan Ay saci Burma - Guman Yeri Var

    Performers: Fidan Hajiyeva, Onur Can Aslan and Nefes Ensemble

    BBC Location Recording, Bistro Bar Etcetera, Stoke Newington, London, 12 May 2013

  • Image for Ozan Toprak

    Ozan Toprak Ay Dost Deyince Yeri Gogu Inleten

    BBC Location Recording, Bistro Bar Etcetera, Stoke Newington, London, 12 May 2013

  • Image for Nefes Ensemble

    Nefes Ensemble Egin Dedikleri

    BBC Location Recording, Bistro Bar Etcetera, Stoke Newington, London, 12 May 2013

  • Image for Fidan Hajiyeva

    Fidan Hajiyeva Bahcalarda Barim Var - Karagoz

    Performers: Fidan Hajiyeva, Onur Can Aslan and Nefes Ensemble

    BBC Location Recording, Bistro Bar Etcetera, Stoke Newington, London, 12 May 2013

  • Image for Nefes Ensemble

    Nefes Ensemble Vardar Ovasi

    BBC Location Recording, Bistro Bar Etcetera, Stoke Newington, London, 12 May 2013

  • Image for Dogan Mehmet

    Dogan Mehmet Leymouson Turkusu

    BBC Location Recording, Bistro Bar Etcetera, Stoke Newington, London, 12 May 2013

  • Image for Dogan Mehmet

    Dogan Mehmet Domates Biber Putlican

    BBC Location Recording, Bistro Bar Etcetera, Stoke Newington, London, 12 May 2013

  • Image for Fidan Hajiyeva

    Fidan Hajiyeva Darildin mi Gulum Bana

    Performers: Fidan Hajiyeva and Nefes Ensemble

    BBC Location Recording, Bistro Bar Etcetera, Stoke Newington, London, 12 May 2013

  • Image for Nefes Ensemble

    Nefes Ensemble Halay Potpori

    BBC Location Recording, Bistro Bar Etcetera, Stoke Newington, London, 12 May2013

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