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- WOMEX 2012
Ozgu Ozman, MINOR EMPIRE
Winners of 2012 Canadian Independent Music Awards and 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards for “World Group of the Year”, Minor Empire are known for their unique blend of traditional Turkish music with electronica, psychedelia and jazz. Group’s debut album Second Nature reached No.1 spot on Canada’s national World Music Chart in 2011. The album has garnered glowing reviews from international publications such as Songlines Magazine (UK), World Music Central (United States), and Folk World (Germany). It has been called “a dream debut”, and described as “fresh and hip”, “tradition from a new generation”, “perfect symbiosis between the traditional elements and the contemporary jazz and electronic sounds.”