Tango Dancing: The Past with DJ Murat Meric

[TANGO DANCING]
14th March / 19:00
Exmouth Market Centre, Clerkenwell

Jazz was introduced through tangos in Turkey. Turkish Tango is a variation on the Argentine dance form and from the mid 1920s onwards was one of the most popular forms of music in Turkey for decades. DJ Murat Meric will be spinning some very old vinyls with dancing very much encouraged.

Murat Meric

Murat Meric

DJ

Murat Meriç is a radio producer, author, music historian, collector and researcher. He founded and published the magazines Müzük and Roll. His writings have been published in magazines such as Mürekkep, Birikim, Milliyet Sanat, Virgul, Bant, and in the newspapers Yeni Binyıl, Radikal and BirGün. Also, he produced and hosted the TV show “Kırkbeşlik (45)” for the channel TRT.
Murat has published two books on popular music in Turkey: Pop Dedik / Türkçe Sözlü Hafif Batı Müziği (İletişim Yayınları, 2006) and 100 Şarkıda Memleket Tarihi (Ağaçkakan Yayınları, 2016). In 2017, he produced the daily show “The Country’s History through Sonds” for the radio station Açık Radyo. Murat Meriç lived in Berlin during 2018 and he curated the live radio performances “Yerli Music / Turkey’s History Through Music” for bi’bak. Regularly, he writes for the independent newspapers Gazete Duvar, SporArena+ and KAFA.