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3 Reasons I Hate Going To A Balo

/ January 4, 2016

One thing I have never understood about our amazing Turkish culture is the love we seem to have for a balo. (Dinner and dance events) If it’s for a charity event with all proceeds going to charity I can understand, however when it’s done as a money making scheme (which it usually is) that justRead more

7 Songs You Need At A Turkish Wedding

/ May 14, 2015

There is a pattern with Turkish weddings where you can almost pin point the songs that bands pull out when they feel the crowd are thinning out. (Usually it’s because food it being served) As you know at Turkish weddings you don’t need much to get people dancing, but here are 7 tracks you will alwaysRead more

Daşak Ali Dayi – The Source Of The Phrase

/ March 8, 2015

This was a phrase that I learnt from a very young age, not that my family were happy. However there is something great about saying “Daşak Ali Dayi” that cannot be explained. I have tried for years to get to the source of the phrase. Where did it come from? who invented it? and who isRead more

Thursday Throwback – Uncle Barış Manço

/ February 19, 2015

Today we have a great #ThursdayThrowback and its from the legend that is Mr Barış Manço. For anyone that is in the know, Uncle Barry was ‘the man’ back in the day with his great tracks and long locks of hair. One of my favourite tracks of his was Nick the chopper. God knows whatRead more

Barış Manço – 16 Years On

/ February 1, 2015

It’s been 16 years today since Barış Manço left this world so lets take some time to remember some of his greatest hits. Barış Manço Hal Hal Barış Manço – Lambaya Puf De Barış Manço – Nic The Chopper  

FlashBackFriday – Hey Hey Corç Versene Borç

/ January 16, 2015

This is one hell of a FlashbackFriday. I remember buying this on a mix-tape cassette from Girne high street. Rumour has it the story involved famous singers George Michael and and Michael Jackson and chronicles a fmaous conversation they had which went MJ: He George, Lend me some money GM: I wish Michael, I haveRead more