Gültekin Kaan

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Gültekin Kaan
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Background information
Birth name Gültekin Kaynak
Born Backnang, Germany
Origin Turkey
Genres Anatolian rock
World music
Progressive rock
Hard rock
Psychedelic rock
Alternative rock
Pop rock
Instruments Vocal, guitar
Years active 1998-present
Labels Blue Flame, Rough Trade Records, We Play, Sony, Odeon
Website www.gultekinkaan.com

Gültekin Kaan is a Turkish German musician and singer born and raised in Remscheid.[1] He merges Western pop culture with elements of Turkish art and folk music. He performs with his own band under the name Gültekin Kaan & diVan.[2]

Kaan's lyrics in Turkish tell stories based on Turkish history and fables. He puts special focus on visual appearance by taking role of a Turkish sultan with his court of grand viziers, pashas, emirs, belly dancers and bodyguards, dressed in Eastern robes.[3]

Kaan released his first album in 2011 called 1001 Divan on We Play/Sony Music label in Turkey. The follow-up album was in 2012 and titled Sofra released internationally on Blue Flame/ Rough Trade label.


  • Arnulf Ochs - guitar
  • Mario Bartone - bass
  • Dirk Leibenguth - drums
  • Mustafa Aydın - bağlama



  • 2011: 1001 Divan
  • 2012: Sofra


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