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Enjoy our nice chat with the group "Manga" who will represent Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo.
maNgas story began when Yağmur Sarıgül Yamyam (guitar) separated his ways with the cover band he played with at local bars. His plan for his new band was to combine rock and electronic music bringing together hard guitar riffs and rap vocals. maNga began to form when Özgür Can Öney (drums), Efe Yılmaz (turntables), Ferman Akgül (vocals) and Cem Bahtiyar (bass guitar) joined the new band. The band was named maNga after the traditional Japanese cartoon art, bringing five different characters, five different music styles and five different world views together. From 2001 onwards, the band released several highly successful albums which all became top sellers in their native country of Turkey. maNga won the Best European Act award at the MTV Europe Music Awards in November 2009. That was not the only award the band won in 2009 though, maNga has taken numerous other awards as well, including for the best video, the best band, the best song, the best album and the best performance.
Interview with maNga (Turkey)
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