MaNga

i.s.m. Mystiek Productions
vr 10 jan
21:00
  • vr 10 jan
    21:00
    sta-concert
    Willem Burger Hal
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Deze band behaalde de tweede plek met hun deelname aan het Eurovisie Songfestival in 2010 met een mix van traditionele Turkse en westerse rockmuziek. 

Hard rock quartet maNga is embracing numerous musical genres and a fresh blend of traditional Turkish and Western rock music.

They are ready for their 5th album Featuring singer Ferman Akgül, guitarist Yağmur Sarıgül (aka “Yamyam”), drummer Özgür Can Öney and bassist Cem Bahtiyar. They made a big noise representing their home country in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, have over 3 million Facebook followers and have drawn the attention of Billboard, the Huffington Post and MTV Europe, who declared them to be “one of Europe’s best kept secrets”.

Embracing numerous musical genres and a fresh blend of traditional Turkish and Western rock music, hard rock quartet maNga are ready for their 5th album Featuring singer Ferman Akgül, guitarist Yağmur Sarıgül (aka “Yamyam”), drummer Özgür Can Öney and bassist Cem Bahtiyar. They made a big noise representing their home country in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, have over 3 million Facebook followers and have drawn the attention of Billboard, the Huffington Post and MTV Europe, who declared them to be “one of Europe’s best kept secrets”.

The band recorded their first English language songs  as “We Could Be The Same” and “Fly To Stay Alive”, they have always sought an international audience. Indeed the band name maNga possesses a dual meaning. In Turkish, it refers to a unit of ten men in the army, and in Japanese, which was their chief inspiration for using the word, it means graphic novel.

The members of maNga always knew they wanted to make their own music. They even set aside the careers they had studied for in college to become full-time musicians. Three months after they formed in 2001, the group competed on the TV show Sing Your Song, which is the Turkish version of Star Search. Their first album was released via Sony Epic in Turkey in December 2004. The group played notable festivals like Rock and Coke in Turkey, Sziget Festival in Budapest and the Mannheim Turkish Rock Festival in Mannheim, Germany.

The song “Bir Kadın Çizeceksin” appeared in the EA Sports FIFA 2006 computer game soundtrack, which exposed them to European audiences who loved their music even if they did not understand the words. Their second album, Şehr-i Hüzün, was released via Sony in 2009.

maNga’s 2009 album garnered them strong sales and European accolades, most notably the Best European Act” award at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2009. That same year, the group played with Limp Bizkit and Queensryche at the Rock The Balkans festival in Bulgaria.

In 2010, maNga became the official Turkish contestants in the world famous Eurovision Song Contest, for which they submitted and performed the English language song “We Could Be The Same”. After the massive exposure gained by Eurovision (they came in second place), including the Sony release of the single for “We Could Be The Same” in Denmark and then the release of the “Fly to Stay Alive” video, the group’s experimentation continued with the 2012 release E-akustik. maNga rearranged and reinvented their songs in an acoustic format while offering mellower versions of their two English language songs. They released their forthcoming studio album ‘Işıkları Söndürseler’ — the first to be recorded in their new personal stüdyo, in 2014.

maNga is one of the best performing rock bands in Turkey and has given numerous concerts and performed in numerous festivals with a huge and expanding fan base. They are now in the studio with Demir Demirkan as the producer for their 5th album and they are publishing 3 of their new songs as a maxi single in April 2018. They are also preparing a big stage show for the summer 2018 with their management company Talent Istanbul.

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