Gamze Yilmazel

About me

Istanbul, Turkey

I'm a multi-instrumentalist based in Istanbul, Turkey, mainly focusing on percussion. I love exploring the intersection of genres and trying out instruments from various cultures. Currently working on a solo project in which I am arranging, composing, and producing. I like to combine loops and electronic music with acoustic and traditional instruments.

Cultural background

  • Turkey


  • Creativity
  • Listening
  • Respect

Project Music

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Tenê Me (I'm alone and not!)

Tenê Me is an existentialist conflict. Story being torn between two completely different choices and feelings. It consists of three parts connected by a main theme. Its course is different from that of life: It begins with hopelessness (death) and ends with hopefulness (birth). The rap part shows complaint and resistance, synthesizing hope and despair. Singing style and the beat reveal hints of determination and aggression. Melodies in higher pitches lead to a positive ending. The percussive instruments at the end support hoping.

  • Blues
  • Electronic
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • Oriental
  • Vocal
  • World
  • A capella
  • Background vocals
  • Baritone
  • Rapping
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Electric piano
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Bouzouki
  • Electric guitar
  • Ud / Oud
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Turkey
Hold Oss
  • Award Winner
  • Album Track

This is my composition "Hold Oss", and I have collaborated with Hussain Hajj, Jens Kristian Rimau and Gamze Yilmazel. I have written the lyrics about the dehumanization of refugees, when you are a refugee you lose your name, your identity. The lyrics are ment to force the listener to find the nameless and faceless refugee inside themselves, to look for the humanity and similarities. Hussain Hajj plays the oud and bouzouki, and sings with me. Gamze Yilmazel plays the guitar, and Jens Kristian Rimau has done programming and mix.

  • Soundtrack
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Singer
  • Electric piano
  • Norway
  • Syrian Arab Republic

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