News

Aug 30, 2017 – Turkey tour Sep 23 – Oct 1, details on the way!

Jan 23, 2017 – New album on its way. Stay tuned for details and show dates in 2017.

Dec 15, 2014 – You can now find us on Instagram as well!

Sep 2014 – We’ve added a concert in Bursa on Nov 5.
5 Kasim’da Bursa Nilüfer Belediyesi Uğur Mumcu Salonu’ndayiz.

July 2014 – Very excited to be a part of Jazz.FM91 Worldbeat 2014. We’ll perform on Aug 6, at Hugh’s Room link

June 2014 – Tour dates in Turkey announced (Oct 30- Nov 8)!
Purchase tickets here.

May 2014 – We’re playing at Musikfest on Aug 2, Bethlehem, PA. link

March 18, 2014 – We’re pleased to welcome StageArt as our booking agent in Turkey and Europe. link

Jan 15, 2014 – Second Nature is now available in stores in Turkey.link

Jan 3, 2014 – We’re starting the new year with a showcase at APAP, on Jan 11, 9:20 PM. link

Dec 1, 2013 – Second Nature is in Magnet magazine’s Best of 2013 World music picks. link

Oct 27, 2013 – Tour Video with live footage from Yoshi’s in San Francisco and WNYC Soundcheck is here !

Aug 13, 2013 – Tour pictures are posted !

July 28, 2013 – Live guest @CKUA @10:30 AM MDT

July 2013 – Minor Empire in San Francisco Bay Guardian link

July 2013 – Check out the podcast for our on-air performance and interview at WNYC’s Soundcheck link

July 2013 – Our “Fearless Radio” interview in Chicago link

April 2013 – Summer shows announced! link

August 2012 –  Minor Empire in Rocky Mountain Outlook link

July 2012 – Feature article in Edmonton Journal, by Roger Levesque link

July 2012 – Minor Empire in VUE WEEKLY link

July 2012 –  Feature article in Rocky Mountain Outlook, by Dave Whitfield link

July 2012 – Feature article in Georgia Straight, by Alexander Varty link

July 2012 – Feature article in Banff Crag and Canyon by Maria Church link

July 2012 – Feature article in Sherwood Park News, by Calli Forbes link

July 2012 – Minor Empire in Roots Music Canada, by Paul Corby link

June 2012 – Minor Empire interview by Cal Koat on WorldBeat Canada (@31:30) link

May 2012 – 2012 Summer Tour dates announced! link

April 2012 – Minor Empire to perform at 2012 Hillside Festival link

March 2012 – Recipient of 2012 Independent Music Awards for World Group of the Year link

March 2012 – Minor Empire in Penguin Eggs link

March 2012 – “A dream debut!”, review by Eelco Schilder, Folk World  link

March 2012 – “Among the best I’ve heard lately”, review by Holger Brandstaedt, Folk World  link

February, 2012 –  Nominated for Indie Award for WORLD ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR. link

February, 2012 – Nominated for the World Music Trailblazer Award in the 2012 About.com World Music Readers’ Choice Awards  link

February, 2012 –  “Bold, expertly worked and voluptuous” , review by TJ Nelson on World Music Central link

February, 2012 –  “Dreamy and cinematic textures that unfold with a seeming simplicity” , review by Li Robbins, Songlines link

February, 2012 –  Second Nature on Innerviews playlist  link 

January, 2012 – Minor Empire signed up with Jensen International Music.link

December, 2011 – Recipient of 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards for World Group of the Year link

November, 2011 – “Second Nature” on Audiophile Record link

November, 2011 – Review by Yves Bernard in Le Devoir link

November, 2011 – Nominated for 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards for World Group of the Year link

September, 2011 – Review by Tiina Kiik in The WholeNote link

June, 2011 – “An amazing debut album” Rigas Laiks magazine in Latvia link

June 18, 2011 – “Second Nature” #3 on World Tracks Music Chart of Radio France Internationale (RFI). link

May 31, 2011 – “Canada is producing some of the best contemporary Turkish music.” José Miguel López of RNE Radio 3 in Spain link

April 1, 2011 – Second Nature #1 on ChartAttack World/Folk Chart link

March 29, 2011 – Review by David Dacks in Exclaim! link

March 16, 2011 – Second Nature #1 on National Campus and Community Radio World Music Chart link

January 26, 2011 – Minor Empire featured on CBC Radio One, Metro Morning link

January 22, 2011 – Minor Empire on TTV OMNI link

January 10, 2011 – Minor Empire CD launch at Lula Lounge on Errol’s can’t-miss list in Toronto Sun link

January 7, 2011 – Minor Empire on-air guest on CKLN 88.1 FM Corby’s Orbit

December 16, 2010 – Second Nature featured in Bizim Anadolu link