The unrivalled masters of 21st century Turkish psychedelic music, BaBa ZuLa go to great lengths to provide their followers with a unique experience both on their live shows and their recordings. By mixing oriental instruments such as the electric saz, darbuka, and spoons with electronics and modern sounds, BaBa ZuLa creates a sound all their own called istanbul psychedelia. BaBa ZuLa’s music is oriental istanbul rock’n roll that rolls in a futuristic way inspired by the late 60’s. Their shamanic ritual like performances are a mixture of disciplines of art, often featuring belly dancers, elaborate costumes, poetry, theatre and live drawing, delivering viewers a tantalizing audio-visual feast. BaBa ZuLa share their legacy with us through their music, a music born out of Istanbul.
BaBa ZuLa features founding members Levent Akman (spoons, percussions, machines, toys), Murat Ertel (saz and other stringed instruments, vocals, oscillators, theremin), as well as Melike Şahin on vocals , Özgür Çakırlar on darbuka & percussion and Periklis Tsoukalas on electric oud.