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New London festival to promote Anatolian jazz in UK

Turquazz Anatolian Jazz & Roots festival to kick off mid-March in London

New London festival to promote Anatolian jazz in UK FILE PHOTO

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal


A new multidisciplinary music and arts festival will host thousands of art-loving Londoners in the second half of March in the British capital.

The debut edition of Turquazz: Anatolian Jazz & Roots Festival will “shine a light on Anatolian jazz and roots culture emanating from Turkey and its surrounding regions,” a statement from Yunus Emre Institute said Tuesday.

DJ Murat Meric, Yarkin Duo, Anatolian Blues Project, Timeless, Baris Demirel, Funkbook a la Turc and Debora Ipekel are among the musicians and groups that will take part in the festival.

The festival is funded by the Arts Council England and the Yunus Emre Institute. It is produced by Loyka Visual Arts and sponsored by the Turkish Embassy London, Turkish Airlines, MYRA, Radisson Blu, Laz Restaurant and SOAS University of London.

The 2-week-long event will kick off on March 13 and continue in various venues across London until March 30.

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