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Praised by fRoots Magazine as 'A celebration of the cosmopolitan traditions of both Istanbul and the Sephardic Jewish community and another example of the great music that is coming out of the Eastern Mediterranean right now,' Light in Babylon brought to the world scene their first official album 'Life sometimes doesn’t give you space' in 2012.

Their project is the fusion of different ethnicities and cultures; the singer is Israeli of Iranian origin, the santur player is Turkish, the guitarist is French, and they cooperate with musicians of different origins as well (Turkish, English, and more). With the strength and openness of their youth and the various musical influences they have, they intuitively created an original, colorful blend of their inner voices with flavors that would carry the imagination on a travel through the Middle East and beyond.

What became the core trio of the band met in 2010 in the streets of Istanbul. Michal Elia Kamal would write lyrics, and arrangement and composition would be made by the trio, including Metehan Çiftçi (santur) and Julien Demarque (guitar).

The trio now performs on stage with the support of two other musicians, the percussionist Demir Asaad and the bassist Jack Butler.

Today, the band continues its journey with the support of thousands of fans. They have toured in Turkey, Cyprus, Germany, Switzerland, France, Hungary, Greece, Finland, India… They are also getting more attention from the media; they appear regularly on Turkish TV TRT Haber and TRT Music, in a few documentaries about the Turkish music scene, and will also appear on the German/French Arte Channel. Their YouTube videos have also reached a total of millions of views.

As an example of the multicultural and alternative scene in the Middle East, the band gives through music all the love that it carries in its heart to inspire individual healing with the wish that every human will follow the vision of a world full of diversity, freedom, peace, and light.
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