Mercan Dede heading down under
Mercan DEDE-(DJ Arkin Allen) is on his way to Australia again. This will be Mercan Dede’s second SHOW in Australia. A mystic; electronic journey topped up with mesmerizing whirling dervish dancer will be waiting for you.
Mercan Dede is a traveller. As a musician; producer and DJ he commutes between Montreal and his home roots in Istanbul; between modern electronic sound vaults and mystical Sufi spirituality. Mercan Dede designed a universal language; crafted in a mysterious; magical integration of digital and human sounds.
His music combines relaxation and concentration in constant forward motion. In this way Mercan Dede is a symbol of Turkish way of life; chaotic but relaxing; authentic yet modern…
His latest album in which western sounds merge with oriental rhythms and ritual Sufi Music went directly to number 1 in the European World Music Charts. The album was a tribute to one of its biggest sources of inspiration: Turkish Philosopher Mevlana Celaliddin-i Rumi. Dede’s concerts are like a journey through a fantasy world. The music and the mesmerizing rotation of the whirling dervish takes you from yourselves.
Mercan Dede is not only known for its crossovers with electro and hip-hop; he is also known for his collaborations with various foreign and Turkish singers and or artists.