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Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek

+ Soufian Saihi

Thu 14 June 2018 // 20:00

Tickets: £9 advance / £10 on the door

Grup Şimşek is a fresh and modern super-quintet which performs an electrified and highly danceable set of Turkish music. It combines Anatolian Folk and modern grooves, often contaminated by hints of Psychedelia and Funk.

Led by Derya Yıldırım’s hypnotizing Saz and vocals, Grup Şimşek deliver their own interpretation of Turkish jewels (by artists such as Selda Bağcan, Barış Manço, Özdemir Erdoğan), but also draw their originality from beautiful compositions and a fantastic ability in improvising.


A truly unique musical experience within the scope of today's music scene.

We've all enjoyed them and hope you have too during their appearance on radio 6 (freak zone 06/02/18) this is a band we believe are destined for bigger things. They are doing a 3 date tour which Includes London and appearance here too at the Cube. We felt this was a group we had to introduce to the Cube stage and give you a chance to see.

Support will be provided by the hugely talented Soufian Saihi. Soufian was born in Morocco where he learnt to play the Oud and after a musical education in France playing Arabic Andalusian music he came to London where he formed the band KARAMA (a band widely recognised a masters in the world music field) and has performed solo at various reputable institutions such as The Royal Albert Hall and The V and A. Tonight he will be performing with master percussionist Ricardo de Noronha..