Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek / Gaye Su Akyol / Kenan Erer

contagious, powerful
world music , pop / rock / songs

This concert takes place at De Centrale

Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek

Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek is well on his way to become Turkey's latest pop sensation. This gang with members from all over Europe relies on Turkish oldies from Selda Bağcan, Barış Manço and Moğollar. 

But they also add their own work. Think of psychedelic saz melodies, a tight rhythm section and hypnotic organ tunes.

Gaye Su Akyol

In the Istanbul underground, Gaye Su Akyol exudes forcefully in the firmament. Akyol interweaves Turkish traditional music from her youth with Berlin cabaret from the 1930s, a dash of social criticism, sensual psychorock and a touch of psychedelics. 

Expect singing organs, spiky guitars and her characteristic, slightly hoarse voice.

Kenan Erer

Istanbul is a bit of everything. A bit Middle East, a bit of the West. Kenan Erer dances on the bridge that connects these cultures. His "Bosporus Beats" float between rousing indie rock and psychedelic herb.

Since the Brussels Kenan, as a five-year-old, learned to play darbuka with the Roma, the exuberant party music does not let him go. He plays everywhere in the world, where the wind brings him. His equally colorful companions add rock 'n' roll and Bulgarian balkan rhythms.

I.a.w. De Centrale


20h Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek
Derya Yirdirim (voice, baglama, sax), Antonin Le Gargasson (guitar, voice, flute), Andrea Pirovano (bass guitar), Axel Oliveres (keys, voice), Greta Eacott (drums)
21h15 Gaye Su Akyol
Gaye Su Akyol (voice, percussion, electronics), Ali Şimşek (guitars, voice), Gökhan Şahinkaya (bass guitar), Görkem Karabudak (guitar, keys, electronics, voice), Emrah Atay (drums)
22h30 Kenan Erer
Kenan Erer (voice), Alex Shani (guitar), Burak Çakar (drums), Orkun özhelvaci (bass guitar), Aslihan Kyle Hird (keys)

within the framework of

Istanbul Ekspres

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