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Thijs Elzinga guitar
Daniel Smienk drums
Jasper Verhulst bass
Merve Daşdemir vocals
Erdinc Ecevit saz, keyboard and vocals
Chris Bruining percussions


The band that makes the world do the belly dance

The story of Altın Gün began when Jasper Verhulst was introduced to seventies Anatolian rock during a trip to Istanbul. When Verhulst returned to the Netherlands, he founded Altın Gün with some of his closest friends and also with some musicians whom he recruited through social media postings. Altın Gün, which combines classic Anatolian rock songs and folk songs with psychedelic and funk timbres, travels the world and causes everyone to do the belly dance. They became a hot topic in Turkey with a video of Alicia Keys bobbing her head to their interpretation of the folk song “Halkalı Şeker”. The band has performed at many festivals, toured America as the opening act of Tame Impala and have been nominated at the Grammys in 2020. Now, they will be guests of the 28th İstanbul Jazz Festival with songs you can't resist dancing to. Before Altın Gün’s performance, a favourite of the local independent scene Evdeki Saat will take the stage.