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Mercan Dede

Born: 1966

Location: Türkiye

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Mercan Dede (born Arkın Ilıcalı, 1966), also known as DJ Arkin Allen, is a Turkish-Canadian composer, ney and bendir player, DJ, and producer. He is a world music artist, playing a fusion of traditional acoustic Turkish and other oriental styles with electronic sounds. Dede has worked in collaboration with Turkish and international musicians, such as Susheela Raman, Azam Ali, Dhafer Youssef, Sheema Mukherjee (Transglobal Underground), and Hugh Marsh.

Albums

1996 Sufi Dreams
1999 Journeys of a Dervish
2001 Seyahatname
2004 Su
2004 Fusion Monster

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