Unrivalled masters of 21st century Turkish psychedelic music
As 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 psychedelic. 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 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,drum,gong), Murat Ertel (saz and bağlama,guitar,percussion,vocals,oscillators, theremin), as well as Melike Şahin on vocals , Ümit Adakale on darbuka & percussion and Periklis Tsoukalas on electric oud,vocals,synth.