The self-proclaimed masters of 21st Century Turkish psychedelic music have forged their own path since forming in 1996. Today, they are globally celebrated as the glorious purveyors of alternative Anatolian music, their hybrid music a perfect blend of electro, dub, funk, rock ‘n’ folk.
Their origins date back to their student days at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul in the late 1980s, when founder members Osman Murat Ertel, Levent Akman and Emre Onel were all part of a musical collective called Zen. They started out playing psychedelic rock, but quickly decided improvising was more fun.
Over the years, the band has worked with a host of incredible artists from around the world, including Jaki Liebezeit from Can, Sly and Robbie, Einsturzende Neubauten, Brenna MacCrimmon, Fred Frith and more. These collaborations have helped Baba ZuLa to hone their unique sound, travelling freely between the Orient and the West.
The band loves touring and they’re back in London at the end of January for a performance at the intimate Nells Jazz & Blues venue in West Kensington. Expect an epic night of live music: part club, part gig, this immersive experience will leave an indelible mark on anyone who attends.
Title: Baba Zula: presented by The London Jukebox
Date: Monday 29 January 2018
Times: 7pm to 3am (event for over 18s only)
Venue: Nells Jazz & Blues, 3 North End Crescent, West Kensington, London. W14 8TG
Entry: £22 (incl. £2 booking fee). Buy tickets online from here
Artist info: www.babazula.com