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Queer Arts: DJ Ipek at The Yard

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Time 22:00
Date 13/01/18
Price £8
  • Produced by Queer Arts Projects
  • Price £6 early bird tickets, £8 online, £10 on the door.
  • Get ready for a night of queer genre-hopping, transcultural clubbing and EthnicElectronicMusicMix!
  • Bring along your dancefloor moves.
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  • See you at The Yard Theatre

Queer Arts bring Istanbul’s famed She-jay, author and curator Ipek İpekçioglu and her unique brand of EthnicFolkElektronikMix to the Yard for a rare visit.

DJ Ipek is known by many names: “The Queen of Eclectic Berlinistan”, “The MC of Transcultural Understanding”, “The Queen of the Alternative Dancefloor”, “The Hippest DJ in Europe”, “The Queen of Berlin’s Queer Scene” and “A Representative for Ideology Blinker-Free Living”.

Whatever she may be called, however she may be crowned, she keeps the crowds on the alternative and transcultural dance floor, in the palm of her hand.

Based between Berlin and Istanbul, queer DJ, producer and curator, İpek İpekçioğlu AKA DJIpek, has been spinning all over the world, from New York City to the desert Sahara of Mali, for the last 20 years. Londoners know her well as the winner of the World Beat DJ Competition at Electrowerkz and from her contribution to last years Nour Festival at the Notting Hill Arts Club.

DJ Ipek spins tunes from Turkey, Middle East, Anatolia, Mesopotamia and the Balkans. Psychedelic Turkish funk, Balkan and Anatolian folk, Kurdish halay and Iranian bandari all mesh with disco, techno, electro and deep house.

Joining DJ Ipek at The Yard, is VjKarajan, a frequent collaborator of DJIpek, who combines visuals of cultural diversity mainly focusing on art and its relation to the city. Bringing her own 3D animations together with a wide variety of found-footage images, ranging from science fiction movies to Orientalist videos to documentary images of social events, she will provide the visual counterpoint to DJ Ipek’s genre-hopping, cross-cultural music.