Posted in October 2013

Çiğdem Aslan, Little Mortissa

Çiğdem Aslan, Little Mortissa

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #96 (Nov/Dec 2013) p52. Download a pdf here. Çiğdem Aslan talks to Alexandra Petropoulos about her debut solo album and the problems facing Turkey’s strong, independent women (Photo: Handan Erek) This summer the world watched while Turkey erupted in peaceful protests. What started as a small demonstration against urban development in May expanded … Continue reading

Sister Fa at Flyover Portobello, September 20

Sister Fa at Flyover Portobello, September 20

This review originally appeared in Songlines #96 (Nov/Dec 2013) p102. Sister Fa has broken through the testosterone barriers in the male-dominated arena of urban African music to become one of Senegal’s biggest female hip-hop stars. And this gig was all about being a woman in a man’s world. At the intimate venue, the first half … Continue reading