Selda Bagcan returns to Utrecht in September, presented by International Literature Festival & LGWWed Aug 22nd
After a triumphant performance at Le Guess Who? 2014, which saw legendary Turkish protest singer and political activist Selda Bağcan close the festival that year, the singer will return to Utrecht on 25 September for a performance at the International Literature Festival Utrecht.
The show will be presented in cooperation with Le Guess Who?, and will take place at TivoliVredenburg’s Grote Zaal, together with Bağcan’s band Boom Pam. Tickets are available via the ILFU website.
Selda Bağcan’s first singles, about the political struggles of the working class in Turkey, sold over 1 million copies. Her psychedelic interpretations of traditional Turkish folk music and her political views have lost Selda her passport and caused her to be repeatedly imprisoned during the 70s and 80s.
As main guest of Le Guess Who? Festival 2014, Selda gave an equally joyous as emotional performance. St. Vincent and tUnE-yArDs, both admirers of the singer, performed before she took the stage.
Listen to Selda's full performance at Le Guess Who? 2014:
Photography by Juri Hiensch.