Alan incorporates stories from myriad ethnic and religious communities, such as Kurdish, Greek, Albanian, Circassian, Armenian, Sephardic, Christian, and Alevithese in her music.
Her musical journey led to London, where she works with musicians from various nationalities. Her main focus remains Kurdish folk songs from the four regions of Kurdistan, namely Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey, although her repertoire also includes Armenian, Greek, Sephardic and Turkish songs.
As a journalist, she is also involved in fighting many causes including human rights and women’s rights, as well as the protection of the environment.
This special Friday Tonic is part of a series of events celebrating the 20th Refugee Week, 18 – 24 June.