Performing now for three years, all-female Turkish band Marla aims to inspire women to enter rock amid prejudice in the male-dominated genre.


ISTANBUL, TURKEY – MARCH 06: Members of Group Marla; bass guitarist Esra Hasandayioglu, guitarists Ekin Gulmez and Burcu Ozbek, drummer Busra Vanlioglu and vocalist Tugce Kaymaz, are seen after giving a concert in Istanbul, Turkey on March 06, 2020. The group aim to inspire other women with rock music, which is under male dominance. ( Doğukan Keskinkılıç – Anadolu Agency )

The group’s five members, all in their twenties, are based in Turkey’s capital

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