Babylon Bar Vol.III, the latest double CD compilation album release of Lola's World Records label features 34 songs culled out by DJ Gülbahar Kültür from a musical climate where the East and the West flirt to create top notch songs. Composed of two CDs called 1001 Feelings and 1001 Mirrors, Babylon Bar Vol.III is a heavenly travel with excellent music through 1001 feelings of the heart and 1001 reflections of the truth.
1001 Feelings, the first CD opens with the sublimely beautiful title Rain from Stephan Micus, the musician and composer whose transcultural music vision develops fresh musical possibilities with traditional instruments and musical techniques, many of which are unknown in the Western world. The second track is an amazing interpretation of Erik Satie's Gnosienne No.1, inspired by the charming city of Istanbul: La Flor de Estambul by Javier Rubial, the Spanish musician and songwriter highly considered for his vocal talents and for blending different music styles of Flamenco, Jazz and Maghreb. Mich Gerber, the man who changed the role of double-bass moving it from its place at the back of the stage to up front playing it as a lead instrument while forming a solo acoustic 'bass orchestra' with a sense of fusion that excels over the bridges of classical music, avant-garde experiences and the contemporary, takes part in the album with his title Siren's Call arranged by DJ Arkin Allen aka Mercan Dede, the famous fusion-maker of traditional acoustic Turkish and other oriental styles with electronic sounds. Blindnote, constituting of six Belgian based musicians who take their audience on a musical trip with unique sounds of traditional instruments and inspiring rich vocals that are stripped of visual stimuli enchant with the hauntingly beautiful sounds of "the duduk", an ancient woodwind instrument, in the title Chiraki Par. Nancy Ajram, the multi-platinum Lebanese singer and Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF of many chart-topping titles plays her part in Babylon Bar Vol.III with an impressive, sentimental song: Enta Eih.