Suna Alan & Friends

Free entry, please reserve a place via the eventbrite website.

We are delighted to welcome Suna Alan & Friends to The World’s Music at Oxford for our first concert of this academic year!

Suna Alan is a Kurdish singer based in London. She grew up in traditional Kurdish dengbêj (bard) music and a rich cosmopolitan cultural environment in Izmir, Turkey. Although her main focus remains Kurdish folk songs, her repertoire also includes Armenian, Greek, Arabic, Sephardic, and Turkish songs.

The UK-based creative journalism platform Brush & Bow featured Suna’s portrait as part of the Women Role Models Project in 2018. Suna took the stage at Southbank Centre as part of the Women in Music concert series; and performed at Royal Albert Hall as part of Solidarity Ensemble to raise funds for Turkey & Syria earthquake survivors. Taking part in the SOAS Kurdish Band and SOAS Rebetiko Band projects formed by SOAS University, one of the important music schools in the UK, Suna has been performing in many concerts and festivals in the UK and abroad.

The World’s Music at Oxford is a project run and supported by St John’s College at the University of Oxford, which blends research into global musics with live performance. Our concerts are free and open to all. By showcasing renowned performers from the UK and abroad, the series aims to provide a platform for voices and musical styles rarely heard in Oxford and to build new links between the University and the general public.