Growing up in the heart of London, 21 year-old Nilufer Yanya’s exploration of music was immersive from the very start. After discovering classical piano at secondary school in Pimlico, a little later at Saturday music school Nilufer’s relationship with the electric guitar grew and was taught by Dave Okumu of The Invisible.
Calling to mind artists as diverse as Tracy Chapman, King Krule and Portishead, each track Nilufer writes leaves a perfect imprint of simplicity. She takes her inspiration from iconic songwriters such as Nina Simone and Jeff Buckley as well as modern influences Conan Mockasin and Rosie Lowe.
Nilüfer’s music incorporates the city’s urban edge with beautiful wandering guitar lines, downtrodden soulful and jazz flickered melodies, on top of minimalist and atmospheric beats.
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Citizens of Turkuaz Republic are globetrotters, praised for their ability to adjust to new circumstance, which they owe to their nomadic Turkic past.
With the internet age, many post their experience on Youtube, and we take great joy in enlisting them to help them connect, share and inspire!
Please visit our Community Pages and send us your video on your experience in the International Turkish Community. We look forward to publishing your experience!