The last decade, Gaye Su Akyol has been one of the brightest stars of the alternative Turkish music scene. Her albums have shown an artist willing and able to search for new ways of expanding the anatolian psych rock tradition. On stage, she is one of the most charismatic front figures on the current rock scene. Her smoky voice and atmospheric, almost occult stagecraft can make her feel like a singer from another time. But the immediacy of her lyrics and the postmodern playfulness of her band makes Gaye Su Akyol an artist speaking to the present moment.
Afro-futurist breakout stars from the UK & Ghana, ONIPA are reaching Tromsø.
Onipa is the fiery collaboration between some of the heaviest players on the vibrant, genre crossing UK scene at the moment. It was born out of collaboration between two long-time friends: The rapper K.O.G. (Kweku Sackey) from Ghana and the eclectic producer Tom Excell (musical director of Nubiyan Twist). When they join forces, sounds from Ghana, London and beyond meet.