BaBa Zula

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A band for over 20 years, Oriental dub legends BaBa ZuLa’s extraordinary live performances are a legend unto themselves.

By mixing traditional instruments such as the darbuka, electric saz, and spoons with electronics and dub, BaBa ZuLa creates a sound all their own called Istanbul psychedelia, a style of rock’n roll that rolls in a way that westerners haven’t heard so frequently since the late ’60s rock epoch.

Such is their cult status, their story been the subjects of a recent Boiler Room documentary, and now we welcome the quartet to our stage for the first time for a hot summer’s evening of spiritual healing and dubbing out.

Joining them will be Djanan Turan, whose infectious synth riffs originate from the contrasting sounds collected from Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean.

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