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A long story of a musician

He was born in 1987 in Adana, Turkey. In early ages he was interested in darbuka which his father was playing as a hobby. While having guitar education when he was in high school he was also practicing darbuka by himself at the same time. After realising his passion about rhythm, he started focussing on darbuka. In 2005, he moved to İstanbul for university education. He graduated from Istanbul University, Chemical Engineering department. In university he attended Misirli Ahmet Rhythm House to improve his darbuka technique as one of the first students of Misirli Ahmet in 2007. He performed in many important concerts as a member of the Rhythm House Performance Group with the lead of the Misirli Ahmet. 

In 2011, he participated in the Traveling Notes’11 international classical music festival to perform in the youth orchestra in Yerevan, Armenia. During his performances in Armenia, he had an invitation from the famous Brazilian conductor Alex Klein and participated in solo and orchestral performances in Santa Catarina International Music Festival 2012 (FEMUSC’12, Brazil), as the only musician from Turkey. 

He successfully completed his Audio Engineering education, which he started in SAE Institute Istanbul in 2012 and graduated in 2014. After graduation he worked as an assistant audio engineer in Babajim İstanbul Studios and later developed his career in the field of music production and sound technologies. In 2015, he started his masters degree in Bahcesehir University Sound Technologies department and graduated with a successful MSc degree in the 3rd place in graduate school of science in 2017. 

He has been performing percussion performances in the Rhythm of Dance project at Hodjapasha Culture Center since 2016. He joined the experimental ethnic-fusion band “Anarchist Republic of Bzzz”, which was established in France in 2017. He performed in many European countries such as France, Germany, Australia and Slovenia, and took the stage in important festivals such as the Banlieues Blues Festival and Mannheim Jazz Festival where had the chance to share the same stage with a famous jazz musician Archie Shepp. 

The artist brought his unique style together with his first single BOUKA, published in 2018 and succeeded to create a rapidly growing audience with the Electro-Oriental style he created by publishing the singles BOSPHORUS in 2019, ARABEX and FIN in 2020. He has been performing as a percussionist in the famous Turkish electronic music project “Hey! Douglas” since April 2019. Currently, he is working on his own music project with new songs he produces in house, techno and ethnic-electronic styles, and continues his live performances in Turkey and Europe.