Mavi Jeans presents Mercan Dede
in the USA
Sufi Traveler is the American debut of Mercan Dede, perhaps the most exciting and innovative
project on the world music electronica circuit today. Dede fuses the profound, spiritual
dimension of Sufi music with electronic beats and atmospherics. World electronica is creating
a new generation of techno fans who want the intimacy of live acoustic performances built into
the groove. For Dede, this is the essence of Sufiism, combining opposites: east-west, pastfuture,
Disc one interweaves scintilating violin improvisations from Hugh Marsh, and soul-stirring
Turkish tradition from Hüsnü S¸enlendirici, Shams Brothers, and Kani Karaca to create moody
sound scapes unlike anything heard before. Disc two veers toward the live energy Dede had
developed with his band Secret Tribe. Secret Tribe?s live shows have made Dede a star in
Turkey and Europe. Now it?s America?s turn. Sufi Traveler is destined to become a world
This Double CD package will be on the American market at the begining of June.
Mercan Dede will do a national tour major cities and at major festival evenst performing for
audiences numbering thousands . ... First Leg of the NA Tour Starts on 7/15th- ends 8/02, 04.
The second leg for NA performing Arts Theaters-Starts fall 10/14th ? 11/15th, 04.