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Accompanied by the quintet without borders Grup Şimşek, Derya Yıldırım represents this new generation that some qualify as “Outernational”, taking care to mix the traditional repertoire with contemporary sounds. A first EP “Nem Kaldı”, released in March 2017, introduces the artist to the public before “Kar Yağar”, the first album released this spring. Musically, it’s pop, jazz, funk or even folk, but above all psychedelic, presents to the ear a hypnotizing and dazzling cocktail, taking anyone within earshot into an epic journey across the high Anatolian plateaus.

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