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“...maybe the best performance this festival has ever seen...”

 

Wilfried Schaus-Sahm

(Director of Sommerton Festival, Germany, 30.08.16)

 

Mortissa & A Thousand Cranes; The Blues of the Aegean

Smyrneiko/Rebetiko concert with Cigdem Aslan

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Smyrneiko/Rembetiko is the first refugee to arrive in Greece from Asia Minor(Turkey) when the population exchange in the early 1920s took place.  Born out of hardship yet full of resilience and with a devil-may-care attitude, these are the ‘Blues of the Mediterranean’. Çiğdem Aslan brings this to life in song accompanied by Nikos Baimpas (kanun, santouri), Michalis Kouloumis (violin), Ant Romero (Percussion) and Colin Somervell. 

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TICKETS 

Mortissa & A Thousand Cranes; The Blues of the Aegean

Smyrneiko/Rebetiko concert with Cigdem Aslan

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Smyrneiko/Rembetiko is the first refugee to arrive in Greece from Asia Minor(Turkey) when the population exchange in the early 1920s took place.  Born out of hardship yet full of resilience and with a devil-may-care attitude, these are the ‘Blues of the Mediterranean’. Çiğdem Aslan brings this to life in song accompanied by Nikos Baimpas (kanun, santouri), Michalis Kouloumis (violin), Ant Romero (Percussion) and Colin Somervell. 

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TICKETS 

A THOUSAND CRANES

30 April 2017 @ WOMEN IN JAZZ FESTIVAL, Hall (DE)

Album Launch Concert 

Cigdem Aslan’s second album, A Thousand Cranes is a mesmerizing sequel to the songs of the 1920’s Smyrna and Istanbul of her debut album Mortissa – released by Asphalt Tango Records.

Taking its name after tourna/tούρνα (crane); a migratory bird that resonates with strong symbolism in many cultures and mythologies; with A Thousand Cranes, Cigdem too is migrating through ages and across borders to continue her journey and explore songs of Athens, the Balkans and South East Anatolia.

MUSICIANS

Cigdem Aslan vocals

Nikos Baimpas - Musical Director, kanun & santouri

Michalis Kouloumis - violin

Colin Somervell - double bass

Vasilis Sarikis - percussion

A THOUSAND CRANES

28 April 2016 @ Waiblingen (DE)

Album Launch Concert 

Cigdem Aslan’s second album, A Thousand Cranes is a mesmerizing sequel to the songs of the 1920’s Smyrna and Istanbul of her debut album Mortissa – released by Asphalt Tango Records.

Taking its name after tourna/tούρνα (crane); a migratory bird that resonates with strong symbolism in many cultures and mythologies; with A Thousand Cranes, Cigdem too is migrating through ages and across borders to continue her journey and explore songs of Athens, the Balkans and South East Anatolia.

MUSICIANS

Cigdem Aslan vocals

Nikos Baimpas - Musical Director, kanun & santouri

Michalis Kouloumis - violin

Colin Somervell - double bass

Vasilis Sarikis - percussion

A THOUSAND CRANES

26 Nov 2016 @ Limoges (FR)

Album Launch Concert 

Cigdem Aslan’s second album, A Thousand Cranes is a mesmerising sequel to the songs of the 1920’s Smyrna and Istanbul of her debut album Mortissa – released by Asphalt Tango Records.

Taking its name after tourna/tούρνα (crane); a migratory bird that resonates with strong symbolism in many cultures and mythologies; with A Thousand Cranes, Cigdem too is migrating through ages and across borders to continue her journey and explore songs of Athens, the Balkans and South East Anatolia.

MUSICIANS:

Cigdem Aslan vocals

Nikos Baimpas Musical Director, kanun & santouri

Michalis Kouloumis violin

Colin Somervell double bass

Vasilis Sarikis percussion

A THOUSAND CRANES

23 Nov 2016 @ KINGS PLACE, London (UK)

Album Launch Concert 

Cigdem Aslan’s second album, A Thousand Cranes is a mesmerising sequel to the songs of the 1920’s Smyrna and Istanbul of her debut album Mortissa – released by Asphalt Tango Records.

Taking its name after tourna/tούρνα (crane); a migratory bird that resonates with strong symbolism in many cultures and mythologies; with A Thousand Cranes, Cigdem too is migrating through ages and across borders to continue her journey and explore songs of Athens, the Balkans and South East Anatolia.

MUSICIANS:

Cigdem Aslan vocals

Nikos Baimpas Musical Director, kanun & santouri

Michalis Kouloumis violin

Colin Somervell double bass

Vasilis Sarikis percussion

A THOUSAND CRANES

18 Nov 2016 @ Handelsbeurs Concertzaal, Ghent (BE)

Album Launch Concert 

Cigdem Aslan’s second album, A Thousand Cranes is a mesmerising sequel to the songs of the 1920’s Smyrna and Istanbul of her debut album Mortissa – released by Asphalt Tango Records.

Taking its name after tourna/tούρνα (crane); a migratory bird that resonates with strong symbolism in many cultures and mythologies; with A Thousand Cranes, Cigdem too is migrating through ages and across borders to continue her journey and explore songs of Athens, the Balkans and South East Anatolia.

MUSICIANS:

Cigdem Aslan vocals

Nikos Baimpas Musical Director, kanun & santouri

Michalis Kouloumis violin

Colin Somervell double bass

Vasilis Sarikis percussion

"Mortissa"

18 Sep 2015 @ MAXIM GORKI THEATER, Berlin (GER)

The Salt of the Mediterranean Sea

Rebetiko concert with Cigdem Aslan

Curated by Lobna Allami

"Mortissa"

13 Sep 2015 @ ALMEIDA THEATRE, London (UK)

MORTISSA

1 August 2015 Wubbertal (GER)

Concert with Cigdem Aslan @ CAFE ADA

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