Wereldfeest (World Party)
Last year the Wereldfeest (meaning ‘World Party’ in Dutch) already had a very Oriental tinge with the arrival of Baba Zula and Derya Yildirim and Grup Simsek.
We go back towards Turkey in 2019 with Gaye Su Akyol and her band Bubituzak.
Gaye Su Akyol blends Western rock and the sound of psychedelica with traditional Turkish-influenced melodies. She seeks inspiration in old Arabic music as well as in Nick Cave.
As a bridge between two cultures: this is how Gaye Su Akyol – anthropologist by training – not only sees the city of Istanbul but also herself. While her family came from the Anatolian plateau, the singer-songwriter grew up in the Turkish metrople, where influences from all over the world come together. This combination of rich traditions forms the basis of her latest cd Ĭmparatorluğu 'Hologram' ('the hologram-empire').
Surrender to the delirium and dance into the night under the stars with Gaye Su Akyol and her enchanting band.
- “Gaye Su Akyol is simply magnificent. She has a voice that drips with emotion but none of the over the top styling that is often dealt by lesser artistes. The only real way to describe her is as a vocal hypnotist. Her songs grab your attention and take you on a journey of discovery.” ****Music News
- “The marriage of Ottoman folk melody with post-punk dynamics is arresting” – **** Financial Times
- “İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir” is #1 in World Music Charts Europe list!