Album launch concert for Olcay Bayır, described by the Guardian as "one of the finest, most intriguing singers on the British world music scene".
Rüya - Dream for Anatolia is Bayir’s second album, produced by award-winning jazz collective Kefaya, members of which also perform in her band, bringing groove and first class London musicianship to her velvet voice.
Alongside traditional songs in sparkling jazzy arrangements, her powerful live set sung in Turkish and Kurdish includes her own life-enhancing compositions that were awarded a Women Make Music grant by the Performing Rights for Music Foundation.
Opening the evening will be composer and oud artist Baha Yetkin from Istanbul. Set in the atmospheric surroundings of St John’s Church, just minutes from Leystonstone station on the central line.
Part of the Music Halls Project, bringing world class live music to the heart of the local community.