Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Folk pioneer Dogan Mehmet brings his unique vision of multi-cultural Britain fusing traditional English and Turkish music to the Trades Club on Saturday.
Dogan is a second generation Turkish Cypriot and his well received new album 'Outlandish' uses music from his own culture as well as rejigging traditional southern English folk tunes along the way.
Backed by his crack band The Deerhunters this fusion of two very different musical styles with gypsy influences thrown in has won Dogan many influential fans including Froots magazine who said he had 'a big heart and a fair bit of flair.'
Now based back in his hometown Brighton his talent as a multi-instrumentalist has also seen play with folk stalwarts Eliza and Martin Carthy as well as making a surreal appearance on the Omid Djalili show.
It's the first Thursday of the month so it is time for the Trades Quiz as teams join intellectual battle for a cheap bottle of plonk under the watchful gaze of quizmeister Dave Boardman.
It's time to dust off the disco boots on Friday as DJ rascals Daz and Dave make a welcome return to the turntables spinning their usual mix of party tunes and all time classics.
"At a time when the very idea of a multi-cultural Britain is under attack from the Tories it's a perfect time to welcome Dogan Mehmet who is championing the positive impact of musical diversity," Trades Club spokesperson Paul Clarke told the Hebden Bridge Web.