Minor Empire US West Coast Tour : San Francisco Concert w/ Opening Act Mechanical Turk
Saturday 10/20/2018 @ 9 PMRickshow Stop155 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
About Minor Empire:
At the vanguard of progressive world music, Toronto’s Minor Empire takes the listener on a voyage of imagination. As the shamanic focus of the band, vocalist / composer Ozgu Ozman reaches across the geography of her homeland, selecting techniques of expression from the vast vocabularies of the Balkan, Black Sea and other variegated Turkish cultures, and intuiting those which will translate traditional tropes into the vivid colours.
Variously described by reviewers as “trippy”, “dreamy”, “cinematic”, “stylishly hip” and “deeply exotic”, Minor Empire was recently nominated for Independent Music Awards in World Beat and World Music Producer categories for their recent release Uprooted.
Always fearlessly rising, Uprooted, provides lush musical scenery and never succumbs to the perils of disaster and despair and doubt which plague those who remain rooted in the temporal plane, but persist towards another world that holds the promise of true soul nourishment, and a new home for hungry roots.
Award winning band will be touring the US in support of their new record.
2012 Independent Music Awards, Recipient of the World Artist/Group of the Year award
2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Recipient of the World Group of the Year award
2018 Independent Music Awards, Nominee of the World Beat Album
2018 Independent Music Awards, Nominee of World Music Producer
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Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/minorempire
About Mechanical Turk:Mechanical Turk Group members: Kaan Tariman (vocals), Can Yucel (guitar), Utku Deniz Kucuk (bass), Sonat Karakas (drums)About The Band:Mechanical Turk is a true Silicon Valley story — formed by 4 musicians with a variety of backgrounds in engineering. They shared the impulse of bringing some of the finest tunes of turkish pop-rock to the West Coast.Sonat Karaka?, former drummer of Celloband, the official band for Turkcell, meets with Can Yücel and Utku Küçük - two veterans of Sabanci University Rock Choir and together they decide to follow their dream to bring a taste of homeland to California. They are then joined by another Rock Choir veteran from Bogazici University this time, Kaan Tar?man - a musician who released his solo album hitting the charts couple of years ago.The four love making music together and they’re very excited to share it with the audience soon. Come and join us to have a great time!Mechanical Turk Description:The Turk, also known as the Mechanical Turk or Automaton Chess Player was a fake chess-playing machine constructed in the late 18th century. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_TurkKaan Tar?man's website: http://tariman.com/