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Turkey and Trainers

Turkish musician Gaye Su Akyol and author Neal Heard on his book 'Trainers'

One of Turkey’s most compelling young voices Gaye Su Akyol joins Cerys this week. Growing up in cosmopolitan Istanbul she listened to Anatolian music icon Selda Bağcan and Kurt Cobain in equal measure.

Her latest album ‘İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir’ (Consistent Fantasy is Reality) was released October 2018 on Glitterbeat. On the album she says “In terms of its philosophy, lyrics, music and motto, this album is the dream of pure freedom, of showing the courage to be yourself, of looking at the culture I was born into without alienation, a dreaming practice'

Long-time and committed sneaker fan Neal Heard returns to talk about his book 'Trainers' ,published in 2003 it was one of the first books on Trainer culture and history. Neal spent much of the 1990's searching dusty stock rooms from Newport to New York looking for dead-stock rare vintage Trainers.

3 hours

Last on

Sun 1 Dec 2019 10:00

Music Played

  • Detroit Emeralds

    Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)

  • Rachid Taha


  • Abram Wilson


  • King Charles

    Deeper Love

  • Doc Watson

    Black Mountain Rag

  • Garcia Peoples

    Heart And Soul

  • Booker T. & The MG’s

    Melting Pot

  • Gaye Su Akyol

    Bağrımızda Taş

  • Özdemir Erdoğan


  • Nur Yoldaş

    Sultan-ı Yegah

  • Moğollar

    7/8 - 9/8

  • Gaye Su Akyol

    Hemşerim Memleket Nere

  • Erkut Taçkın


  • Bob Marley

    Buffalo Soldier

  • Syl Johnson

    Different Strokes

  • Incredible Bongo Band


    • MR BONGO.
  • Modern Nature


  • James Brown & The J.B.’s

    Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose

  • Ivy Dougas & Dallas Roy

    I Want Some Tennis Shoes For Christmas

  • Olivia Newton‐John


    • Back To Basics (The Essential Collection 1971-1992).
    • Geffen.
  • The Smiths

    Shoplifters Of The World Unite

    • The Sound Of The Smiths.
    • Rhino.
    • 19.
  • De La Soul

    The Magic Number

    • Big Life.
  • Run‐D.M.C.

    My Adidas

  • Echo In The Canyon, Beck & Jakob Dylan

    The Bells Of Rhymney

  • Sandra Cross

    Country Living

  • Karen O And Danger Mouse


    • Lux Prima.
    • BMG Rights Management (US) LLC.
    • 2.
  • Malena Zavala

    If It Goes

  • The Specials

    The Lunatics

  • Calibro 35

    Stan Lee (feat. Illa J)

  • Us3 & Rahsaan

    Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)

    • Cantaloop.
    • EMI Records Limited.
    • 1.
  • Miriam Makeba

    Maria Fulo

  • Paprika

    Sarba de la Lehliu/Rumunska Igra