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Baba Zula

Mertingen, Bavaria, Germany | INDIE

Mertingen, Bavaria, Germany | INDIE
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Baba Zula's debut album, "Tabutta Rovasata = Sommersault in the Coffin" (re-released by Kadraj in 2006) includes the original music score for Dervis Zaim's first movie of the same name released in 1996 about a car thief who returns the cars he has stolen to their original owners and falls in love with a peacock.

The album also includes four songs on which the movie's stars Ahmet Ugurlu, Tuncel Kurtiz and Aysel Aydemir contribute vocals.

Their album, "Three Plays from Seventeen pieces" (Doublemoon Records ) comprising music created for the plays "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint Exupery, "Frog Tales" by Arnold Lobel and "Kitchen Accidents" by Perihan Maden, was released in 1999.

Apart from a number of other artists,Ralph Carney, Brenna McCrimmon and Selim Sesler have also taken part in this album as guest stars. Baba Zula has also made the music for the film "Renkli Trke = Colored and in Turkish", directed by Ahmet Cadrc.

Their third album "Psychebelly Dance Music released in May 2003 was mixed and mastered by the British musician and producer Mad Professor who previously worked with Massive Attack , The Orb, Lee Perry and the like.

Their fourth album "Duble Oryantal" which was released on Doublemoon
Records in May of 2005, reunited them with mix-master Mad Professor, Sly & Robbie and Alexander Hacke and reflects the culmination of years of fearless musical adventuring, and as usual there's a talented and eclectic supporting cast on board for a share of the bounty.

On 2007 release, "Roots", Baba Zula return to their original format as a trio and only the core members of the BaBa Zula family, such as vocalist Brenna MacCrimmon, can be heard on only one song. The group also show off a new perspective on their trademark sound "oriental dub" courtesy of the group's first trip to Japan in the Spring of 2007, where they befriended a Japanese sound engineer.

Traditional Turkish influences on the album include works by important composers and lyricists in the history of Turkish music, such as Neet
Erta and Pir Sultan Abdal as well as analog recording techniques courtesy of Turkish producer Mehmet Ate.

Baba Zula have composed several mood-setting pieces for the silver screen over the years, their most recent release is an original score for the film "Dondurman Gaymak". The band also appeared in the Golden Bear award winning director fatih akns film "Crossing the Bridge" that explores the sounds of Istanbul. The group also provided music for the film by recording with Einstuerzende Neubauten's Alexander Hacke.

Baba Zula have turned up the volume and energy levels at festivals such as the Roskilde Festival (Denmark), Sofia Film Festival (Bulgaria), Klinkende Munt Festival (Belgium), Arezzo Wave Festival (Italy), Images of Middle East (multi-city Denmark tour), Cologne Triennale (Germany), Printemps de Bourges (France), imdi/Now Festival (Germany), the Boost Festival ( Netherlands) and the Venice Biennial.

== Discography ==

*Roots ( Doublemoon 2007)

*Dondurman Gaymak (Kadraj Pozitif Musics soundtrack label- 2006)

*Duble Oryantal (Doublemoon 2005)

* Psychebelly Dance Music (Doublemoon 2003)

* 3 Oyundan 17 Mzik = 17 pieces from 3 plays (Doublemoon 1999)

Tabutta Rovasata = Sommersault in the Coffin (Ada Music 1996/ Kadraj -Pozitif Musics soundtrack label- 2006 )

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