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About Mercan Dede Arkın Ilıcalı (born 1966 in Bursa, Turkey), better known as Mercan Dede, also known as DJ Arkın Allen, is a Turkish composer, ney and bendir player, DJ and producer. He divides his time between Turkey, Europe and North America. He is a world music artist, playing a fusion of (traditionally acoustic) Turkish and other oriental musics with electronic sounds. His best known albums include Seyahatname, Su, and Nar. He has worked in collaboration with Turkish and international musicians such as Susheela Raman, Dhafer Youssef, Sheema Mukherjee (Transglobal Underground) and Hugh Marsh.

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Rank Name Total
82. Erkin Koray 87
83. Murat Kekilli 87
84. Emir 85
85. Mor ve Ötesi 85
86. Mercan Dede 84
87. Fikret Kızılok 83
88. Aşık Veysel 82
89. Belkıs Akkale 82
90. Müslüm Gürses 80

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602. Mor ve Ötesi 85
603. Ostava 84
604. Z-Bax 84
605. S.Janaki 84
606. Mercan Dede 84
607. Ammar Hassan 84
608. Mariah Carey 84
609. Peter Gabriel 83
610. Latifa 83

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