Fri.11.OctBasement (standing)


Poignant lyrics, mesmerizing voice

Dilara Sakpınar, a musician with Swedish and Turkish roots, began her career in 2004 with the Turkish experimental rock band "123". During her time with the group, she contributed to four albums, including "LARA" in 2012, featuring lyrics in both English and Turkish. The album "Oraya Doğru," released in 2014, marked the beginning of her solo career under the name Lara Di Lara. In 2017, she released her second studio album "Hazineler İçindesin," followed by "Sudaki Çığlık" in 2020 and "Eskisi Gibi Değil" in 2023.

She also gained recognition through live performances, including a European tour across the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Austria. Notable events included an exceptional concert with the Eskişehir Symphony Orchestra, a performance supporting Nick Cave at the Istanbul Jazz Festival in 2018, a collaboration with the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, and a concert with the Bursa Symphony Orchestra.

With her poignant lyrics and mesmerizing voice, Lara Di Lara continues to push boundaries and capture hearts. Don't miss the opportunity to see her perform live at De Centrale - and the best part is, it's free!

Dilara Sakpınar – vocals & synth
Aras Levni Seyhan – synth & electronics
Markus W. Schneider – electric guitar