Award winning Turkish Canadian group Minor Empire returns to Hugh’s Room on December 6th to release their brand new album “Uprooted”.
Variously described by reviewers as “trippy”, “dreamy”, “cinematic”, “stylishly hip” and “deeply exotic”, Minor Empire has racked up a lengthy list of plaudits for its seamless blend of Turkish traditional music and modern sounds. Its debut album, Second Nature, earned it a Canadian Folk Music Award for World Group of the Year, an Indie Music Award for Favourite World Artist of the Year, and number one spot on the Canadian World music radio charts.
Minor Empire’s sound is defined by the dreamy vocals of Ozgu Ozman which soar above a bed of pulsating grooves and organic instrumentation to create the airy psychedelic vibe. Exclaim praised the group for its “slinky, duby, knotty Turkish rhythms”. Songlines UK praised “Ozman’s pure and sinuous vocals” and CBC Radio said, Minor Empire has “marked an important way forward for Turkish and world music”. The band was also featured on Identities, an award winning documentary series on Jazz FM.