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Fr., 09. Feb.



Gleis 11 x Aylin's Soulgarden at Import Export

Weaving Gastarbeiter Stories Through Music. Traditional meets Rock, honouring heritage and celebrating diversity.

Gleis 11 x Aylin's Soulgarden at Import Export
Gleis 11 x Aylin's Soulgarden at Import Export

Time & Location

09. Feb. 2024, 22:00 MEZ – 10. Feb. 2024, 01:00 MEZ

Import-Export, Schwere-Reiter-Str. 2h, 80636 München, Germany

About the event

Tickets are avaible on ImportExport !


Gleis 11 is a Munich-based Anatolian psychedelic rock band that makes music covering the period of Turkish guest workers who came to work in Germany. They want to express these people's journey via psychedelic melodies. The band consists of the children and grandchildren of the first guest workers in the 1960s and 1970s and new-wave immigrants. Gleis 11's music combines old Turkish folk and rock music. They blend the old and the new to show how Turkish and German cultures have come together over the years. Through their music, Gleis 11 respects the history of Turkish workers in Germany. Also, it shows a new way of looking at things by the words from Cem Karaca, Erkin Koray, Barış Manço, and other legendary names of Anatolian psychedelic rock music. With their songs, Gleis 11 tells the stories of the past while showing the present in a strong and exciting way. Their music fuses the time travel of cultures with the psychedelic taste of Anatolian rock music.


The newly founded formation around singer Aylin Yildirim innovatively combines the sounds of Anatolia with electro-pop, jazz and soul underpinned by contemporary beats. Aylin’s Soulgarden set texts of traditional Alevi poets like Muhyiddin Abdal and Pir Sultan Abdal to music in a new way and transposes them into the 21st century by means of clever songwriting and a stirring sound bed. With Aylin Yildirim (vocals), Eren Yildirim (tenbur), Girisha Fernando (bass, guitar), Kilian Bühler (drums), Paul Etschberger (synths).

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