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“The second album of Kurdish-Turkish singer Olcay Bayir is a diamond! One of the absolute best I listened to for a long time. Olcay Bayir makes great art… I can't stress enough, this is a very hypnotic, intoxicating beautiful album.”

Lira Magazine, Sweden June 2019


“Bayir is blessed with a magnificent, clear voice that beautifully colours her original repertoire, combining jazz and world music with Kurdish tradition. .. If the omens don't deceive, this fantastic singer is on the eve of a great international career.”

Bas Springer, Mixed World Music, Netherlands May 2019

-  The title track Rüya is one of her compositions, and it’s gorgeous -

☆☆☆☆ Evening Standard 2019 


“acknowledging and interpreting your past and your culture is very noble, but adding something essential to it with new work is even more impressive… with this album the singer proves that she will eventually become one of the absolute top class of contemporary world music.”

Rootstime Belgium May 2019


“Olcay Bayir… brings a mix of traditional Anatolian songs and self-written "Kate Bush-like" songs on the wonderful CD: Rüya – Dream... With a beautiful balance between modern and old, everything fits together wonderfully and sounds neither old-fashioned nor modern.” Popmagazine Heaven Netherlands April 2019


"a heart-stoppingly beautiful and emotive voice"

☆☆☆☆ RnR Mazagine UK April 2019


“there is groove and even funky rhythms Everything with the elegance of a velvety voice and honest songs daringly sung in Turkish and Kurdish”

Dionizy Piątkowski, Poland April 2019


“a captivating voice style with a blend of passion and energy”

World Music Central USA April 2019

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