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“The King of Rock”, Erkin Koray is one of the fathers of Turkish psychedelic rock music. He is one of the three legends of the genre. The others are Barış Manço and Cem Karaca. He has a great voice and unique guitar skills but also he is an inventor, he invented the famous instrument, electric bağlama (saz). He is also an intellectual and a famous rebel of his time.

He is famous for blending classic Turkish and Middle Eastern sounds with Western rock music creating his own psych-driven style.  His first records are nearly impossible to find and they are sold for really expensive prices. For music enthusiasts and collectors, his records are like gold dust.

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About the curator - Ada Bayramoglu

Ada Bayramoglu - Music to Curator

Ada is a high schooler from İstanbul who cannot be seen without her headphones. She is a “support your local” kind of girl who knows all the best places to drink coffee in her hometown. Her subconscious is full of “Turkish Classical Music”, which she has been listening to since she was born.  She likes everlasting conversations with her friends about music and art. If you don’t know where she is just look at the nearest concert hall and she’ll be there.