©Juri Hiensch

Selda Bağcan

with Serenad Bağcan & orchestra
Tue 5 Mar ’24 20:15 uur
Tue 5 Mar ’24
20:15 uur

Turkish artist Selda Bağcan is admired for her powerful voice and socially engaged music. She grew up during politically turbulent times and became a significant voice in the protest movement in Türkiye. Her music, blending traditional Turkish folk with rock, electronic, and psychedelic elements, has gained global recognition and influenced various contemporary artists. Selda is often compared to internationally renowned figures such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Joni Mitchell. Times Magazine includes Bağcan in the list of 'Legendary and Historical Female Singers Living in World Music,' and Rolling Stones Magazine features her in the '100 Best Female Vocals of 100 Years.' On March 5th, Selda will come to Muziekgebouw Eindhoven with her niece Serenad Bağcan and a 17-member orchestra.

More than fifty years ago, the student protests of May 1968 spread from Paris throughout Europe. In Türkiye, Selda Bağcan was a prominent voice in the protest movement. From the beginning, she was one of Türkiye's most politically outspoken singer-songwriters. She sold millions of singles and albums but also found herself repeatedly in prison due to her political activism. Bağcan describes herself as 'the bitter voice of the Turkish people,' a voice that gives new meaning to life, suffering, and rebellion. With her powerful and sensitive voice, she continues to produce new albums and perform worldwide. A concert by Selda Bağcan takes you on a journey through deep emotions and cultural richness.

Serenad Bağcan

Serenad Bağcan is a Turkish musician and singer, known for her contributions to Turkish folk and classical music. She possesses a distinctive voice and has garnered attention with her emotional and powerful performances. Serenad's music encompasses a blend of traditional Turkish sounds and more contemporary elements, earning her appreciation both within and outside Turkey. Renowned for her live performances, she frequently collaborates with other artists, including her aunt Selda Bağcan and Turkish pianist Fazıl Say. In Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, Selda and Serenad will share the stage, combining traditional and contemporary elements in this concert.