Event Speaker: Serhan Lokman (TK)
Serhan Lokman is the managing partner and co-founder of Gulbaba Music. Gulbaba Music is a left field artist management, touring and concert company based in İstanbul, Turkey. Established in 2010 in partnership with Ahmetcan Taşdemir, Gulbaba Music are managing and / or booking 28 artists as of now such as; Selda Bağcan, Baba Zula, Kerem Görsev, Burhan Öçal, Islandman, Dhafer Youssef… Since 2010 the company is able to announce the names of their artists all over the World, took part in many World famous festivals and venues. As promoter side of the company, Gulbaba hosted & co-promoted names like Manu Chao , Marcus Miller ,Dub Inc, Dhafer Youssef, Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Goccoo and many more. Since 2016 Gulbaba Music promotes one of the newest festival in Istanbul called Sound Ports Istanbul. SPI is a new generation independent festival that combines music & art & sub cultures and aims to become a creative platform for social and artistic innovation. Serhan holds a B.A Degree in Management of Performing Arts, have a long career in artist management with some of the finest jazz, Rock and left field musicians from Turkey. Also, he previously worked for the International Istanbul Jazz & Music festival, Istanbul Biennale and Pozitif Live that allowed him to obtain a more comprehensive awareness of being an artist representative and promoter.