ARTIST: Mercan Dede
GIG: Tuesday Night at Brookfield Place Winter Garden (FREE)
Mercan Dede is a Turkish DJ and producer who merges traditional Sufi music and contemporary electronic sounds. While his band Istanbul Tribe plays intricate rhythms, a female dancer spins whirling dervishes, for a hypnotic blend of ancient and modern art. Here’s the song “Mercanistan” from the album, 800.
Mercan Dede closes the Global Beat Festival tonight at Brookfield Place Winter Garden.