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Anadolu Psych Book Launch

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Celebrating the publication of 'The Turkish Psychedelic Music Explosion: Anadolu Psych 1965-1980' by Daniel Spicer.

Featuring readings from the book by Daniel Spicer

+ musical performances by:

F.Ampism - a specially-commissioned head-trip of 21st century psychedelia based on a fragment of original Turkish psych.

Hàkarl - spontaneous improvisations upon the oud, informed by traditional Turkish folk modes.

+ DJs spinning Turkish/Middle Eastern/North African bangers:
DJ Mystery Lesson
Stephen Robinson (Aufgehoben)
Marc (Hive Mind Records)

Books will be available for purchase.

About the book:

“… as a knowledgeable and thoughtful overview to a scene which is now more accessible than ever, this serves as a perfect introduction.” – The Wire

In the mid-1960s, a new generation of young Turkish musicians combined Western pop music with traditional Anatolian folk to forge the home-grown phenomenon of Anadolu Pop. But that was just the beginning. Through the second half of that turbulent decade, Turkish rock warped and transformed, striking out into wilder and stranger territory – fuelled by the psychedelic revolution and played out over a backdrop of cultural, social and political turmoil.

The Turkish Psychedelic Music Explosion tells the story of a musical movement that was brought to an end by a right-wing coup in 1980, largely forgotten and only recently being rediscovered by Western crate-diggers. It’s a tale of larger-than-life musical pioneers with raging political passions and visionary ideas ripe for rediscovery.

Published by Repeater Books.

8pm - 11pm

£4 OTD