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Lopa Kothari - Olcay Bayir in Session

Lopa Kothari presents music from around the world and a live session from London-based Turkish singer-songwriter Olcay Bayir.

Lopa Kothari with sounds from around the World and London based Turkish singer/songwriter Olcay Bayir live in session.

Olcay Bayir was born in Antep in south-eastern Turkey, she grew up immersed in the melting pot of musical traditions that is Anatolia. Being the principal trade route between East and West for millennia, it is an area where traditions, cultures and songs were exchanged. Olcay sees herself as carrying on the tradition of Anatolian women singing the intricacies of their daily lives.

She joins us in the studio for an exclusive live session Just ahead of the release of her debut album, Neva/Harmony.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Olcay Bayir

    Yagmur Yagar

  • Olcay Bayir

    Penceresi Yola Karsi

  • Tony Allen

    Moving On

    • Film Of Life.
    • Jazz Village.
  • My Graveyard Jaw

    Hold On

    • Strange & Dangerous Times (New American Roots – real music for the 21st Century).
    • Trikont.
  • Malouma


    • Knou.
    • Kamiyad.
  • Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa


    • Mazal.
    • World Village.
  • Olcay Bayir

    Aman Avci

  • Olcay Bayir

    Benim Yarim

  • Amparo Sánchez

    Luces en el Mar

    • Espiritu del Sol.
    • World Village.
  • The Spooky Men's Chorale

    We are not a Men's Group

    • The Spooky Man In History.
    • Independent.
  • Peggy Seeger

    If you want a Better Life

    • Voice and Vision - songs of resistance, democracy and peace.
    • Topic Records.
  • Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy

    Trying Times

    • Strange & Dangerous Times (New American Roots - Real Music For the 21st Century).
    • Trikont.
  • Ali Khattab

    Sin Pais

    • Sin Pais.
    • Nesma Music.
    • 3.
  • Aşık Veysel

    Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım

    • Aşık Veysel Arşiv 1.
    • Kalan Ses Görüntü.
  • Olcay Bayir

    Yagmur Yagar

  • Olcay Bayir

    Lay Lay

  • A Banda Das Crechas

    Muiniera Do Sar

    • Galician tunes: A Way to the Atlantic.
  • Ses

    Canto Aqui Canto na Habana

    • Galician tunes: A Way to the Atlantic.
  • Tony Allen

    Koko Dance

    • Film Of Life.
    • World Village.
  • Jamie Roberts

    Billy Green

    • Songs for the Voiceless.
    • Haystack Records.
  • Omara Portuondo


    • Magia Negra - The Beginning.
    • Velvet.


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