İstanbul, Istanbul, TUR

From Anatolia, where cultures converge and ethnic beats and sonant chaos unite, come Etni-Ka inviting you to the world of music.


Truly a “gateway of peoples,” Anatolia has been the scene of some of the most sincere examples of human brotherhood as well as some of the most cruel struggles between brothers. And out of all this – from the joys, the loves and especially from the sorrows, come the folk songs of Anatolia, turku. These joys, passions and perhaps most of all, the sorrows, continue today. Turku and laments continue to stir the emotions, to bring people to tears. Why is it that brothers sharing the same soul, the same skin, the same past and present, continue to fight to the death? What provokes people to abandon their view of another as human, of their brotherhood, and make an issue of their backgrounds? The chaotic nature of ethnic structures which creates an “us and them” mentality and the consequent enmity? Or is it the subtle games of sly foxes which inflame their brothers to fight over their common piece of land? All this being a part of life, isn’t the humane thing then to hold fast to the vast tolerance and brotherhood of Anatolia, and all together, sing the countless turku which praise love, respect and brotherhood? Because Anatolia hides within herself all the means to rend and be rid of all of the ugliness of this age. Above all, there her children; brave, sincere and full of love. And like new seeds of hope, some of them have been scattered, sprouted, and desire to take root. Sharing the common name “Etni-ka,” they deeply aware of and strive to point out the confusion and unrest brought about by ethnicity and chaos. Their greatest aspect is this: in our country, which is quickly polarizing into a society of congregations, they have bravely chosen to take a stand against the worn-out ways; encouraging the brotherhood of man rather than seeking refuge in and fomenting discrimination. With clear knowledge, perseverance and courage, they choose the enlightened path…
Group members:
Sinan Ayyildiz : educated from ITU chemical engineering faculty in 2003 and entered ITU state conservatory at Turkish music branch in 2007. he started to learn advanced Baglama playing techniques from Erol Parlak in 2002. he gave a concert at “2.ITU Baglama days” with Guven Turkmen. He participated in Erol Parlak Baglama Band “Baglama Beslisi” for a short period in 2006 and gave several domestic and international concerts (Belgium, etc.) with the mentioned group at the same year. He has performed as both arranger and instrument player in various music albums released in Turkey.
Serdar Deli : commenced his music life at Arif Sag Music School between “1995 to 97”. He was influenced by the sound of Kaval “wood wind instrument” at the same years. He met Sinan Celik Kaval Player at began to learn it as traditionally common educational systems at the same years. He graduated from Sakarya University State Conservatory Turkish Music faculty in 2006. He started to teach Kaval at Istanbul city hall music schools “Ismek” located in Findikzade and Hasanpasa in Istanbul in 2006 and also has been teaching at Istanbul University “IU” Turkish music conservatory since 2007. He was accepted as an M.A student at Halic University state conservatory in 2008.
Ozgur Sahin : started to learn music as a pupil with Baglama at primary school and went on with classic Guitar in 1997. he was accepted as K.T.U “Karadeniz Technical University” conservatory music teacher training faculty in 1997. His expertise in “Pop Guitar” flourished during his staying in Trabzon. He was accepted as Guitar performer and soloist at Karadeniz Technical University then. He established Dost Ezgiler, Gam, Simal music bands there and used to accompany famous music groups giving concerts in Trabzon.
Ersan Ergun : graduated from geology faculty at Ege University in 2000. He started to play Bass Guitar in 1997 and joined the Etni-ka music journey after performing in various bands.
Umit Kartal: studied at the Sakarya State Conservatory Folk Dance Faculty between 2001 and 2005. He took private lessons in percussion from Bekir Sakarya. He has accompanied a lot of musicians in rhythm and percussion so far.


Album: Pangea*
*sample songs could be found on

Set List

Ay Lacin (Azerbaijan - anonymous)
Zeybek Tekeler Village (Turkey - anonymous)
Patuvanje (Macedonia - Dragan Dautovski)
Black Sea Rhapsody (Turkey - Sinan Ayyildiz)
Kartuli Popuri (Georgia - anonymous)
Sureyya (Azerbaijan - Seyit Rustemov)
Etni-Ka performs in a single set which takes approximately 60 minutes with this repertoire