A Thousand Cranes

In a flying start Çiğdem Aslan’s debut album Mortissa was Songlines Magazine Album Of The Year 2013 and nominated as Best Album in the fRoots Magazine Critics’ Poll 2013. In October 2016 her second album, "A Thousand Cranes" was released.
Çiğdem Aslan (pronounced ‘Cheedem’), was born in Istanbul’s Şişli district not far from Taksim Square, to Kurdish parents from Turkey’s Alevi community, and has always understood the ethnic mosaic that makes up modern Turkey. It was a singing household, and through her university years studying English literature she performed folk songs in Turkey’s different languages as part of a project to shine a spotlight on Anatolia’s minority cultures. Moving to London to study music, Çiğdem began performing with local groups including Balkan band Dunav, originally established in 1964, and the award-winning She’koyokh Klezmer Ensemble. As part of She’koyokh she has won plaudits for the “clear, natural ease” with which she sings (Songlines Magazine) and her “no-nonsense from the heart passion" (fRoots Magazine).


25.09.2018 London (UK) Cafe OTO

07.10.2018 London (UK)

11.10.2018 Valencia (E) Mostra Viva del Mediterrani

12.10.2018 Oxford (UK)

20.10.2018 Wien (A)

24.11.2018 Madrid (E)

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Çiğdem Aslan (c) Tahir Palali                                                                                    (c) Alex Harvey Brown


Çiğdem Aslan at 'A Thousand Cranes' album launch concert at Kings Place London, November 2016




Çiğdem Aslan überschreitet Grenzen und Genres

Çiğdem Aslan, la chanteuse qui transgresse les genres et les frontières

Interview: Çiğdem Aslan & Nikos Baimpas (October 2016)

“...Her warm, friendly, open personality permeates the music she makes as well as the way she interacts with the world...”

The Guardian
“...one of the year's best new discoveries!”

Les Inrocks
“...Ballades de brigands, romances fatales et songes au haschisch, c’est toute la légende des marges que célèbre la jeune interprète, celle d’autrefois entrant en résonance avec la contestation actuelle de la jeunesse turque, dédicataire de ce très joli album...”

“...Die Sängerin steht am Anfang einer internationalen Karriere...”



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