7 Kasım 2019
|Real Name:||Arkın Ilıcalı Allen|
|Birthday:||1966 (54)||Birth place:||Bursa, Turkey|
|Height:||180 cm / 5 ft 9"|
|Weight:||76 kg / 165 lbs||Marital Status:||Single|
Mercan Dede’s real name is Arkın Ilıcalı Allen, was born in Bursa in 1966.
Kani Karaca, İhsan Özgen, Peter Murphy, Natacha Atlas, Musafir, İlhan Erşahin, Jamaledeen Tacuma, Hugh Marsh, Omar Sosa, Mich Gerber, Fazıl Say, Susheela Raman, Trans Global Underground ve Dhafer Youssef,
Due to the interest in ney starting in university years; He studied ney, bendir and Turkish ritms,
He has worked with many important names in the world and alternative musician,
Mercan Dede Ensemble
His “Breath” album, World Music Chart Europe (Europe’s World Music List) ranks second in the top 150 albums of 2006
Turkey and Canada
-He brings to new breath to the world music has won great achievements and has signed many important albums,
-Allen surname comes from his ex Canadian wife.