Scandinavian and world music at Babylon
ISTANBULIcelandic singer and multi-instrumentalist Olof Arnalds will play in Istanbul’s Babylon Bomonti on April 6.
Starting a solo career after 5 years as a member of Múm’s tournament crew, Arnalds has become a key figure in the musical landscape of Icelandic folk.
The 36-year-old singer, who received an education in classical music, composition and violin, broke through to a wider audience after releasing “Sudden Elevation,” her first album recorded entirely in English.
Having already toured with acts like Blonde Redhead, Björk, and José Gonzales, Arnalds will take the stage at Babylon as part of her “Parlme” tour.
Her website describes her voice as “instantly captivating, spring water chasteness possessed of a magical, otherworldly quality that is simultaneously innocent yet ancient.”
On April 7, the same venue will host Gevende, popular group in alternative music. Formed in the central Anatolian province of Eskişehir, Gevende is known for its experimental performances.
Combining traditional folk and contemporary music and moves on their unique path, BaBa Zula will take the stage on April 8. The night will continue with Shantel at the Midnight Session event.
Tickets for the concerts are available at Biletix.