19 Mart 2018
|Real Name:||Arkın Ilıcalı Allen|
|Birthday:||1966 (52)||Birth place:||Bursa, Turkey|
|Height:||180 cm / 5 ft 9"|
|Weight:||76 kg / 165 lbs||Marital Status:||Single|
|Education:||Concordia University, Studio Arts|
Mercan Dede, whose real name is Arkın Ilıcalı Allen, was born in Bursa in 1966.
Due to the interest in ney starting in university years; He studied ney, bendir and Turkish ritms.
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, He has worked with many important names in the world and alternative music, and has appeared on many projects as a producer.
He brings to new breath to the world music has won great achievements and has signed many important albums.
Allen, with the Breath album, World Music Chart Europe (Europe’s World Music List) ranks second in the top 150 albums of 2006, and the album has made a big impact all over the world.
Trivia: His Allen surname come from his ex Canadian wife.