Derya Yildirim and Grup Şimşek

Listening again to the excellent Turkish-German singer and musician Deriya Yildirim and her Grup Şimşek. Listened a ton to their cover of Nem Kaldi last year, because it’s just brilliant, but I also hope to get to hear her playing traditional Turkish songs by herself again, as she completely blew me away when opening for Jozef van Wissem at Arkaoda. I also saw the group at Silent Green last year, but the solo set was my personal favourite.

Here she is with Grup Şimşek at the Ècoutes au vert festival in Geneve:

Here’s another beautiful live document of the band:

Absolutely stunning… What a transcendental voice!

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They have a new album out! Kar Yağar.