Healing, music, and science. This trinity has guided Turkish mantra singer Seda Bağcan through a musical life that began for her at six-years-old when she accompanied the Ankara Radio Turkish Music Orchestra and Choir, and continues to inspire her today, following the release of her fourth album. With a voice that has been called stirring, moving, and coming from heaven, Bağcan's unique path has taken her from performing with the TRT Ankara Polyphonic Youth Choir and the Ankara Opera and Ballet as a child to her studies in electronics engineering and training as an adult to become a master of reiki and healer of Reconnection, teaching Signature Cell Healing, Acutonics Sound Healing, and Deeksha. When not creating and performing music, she is just as likely to be leading national and international workshops and seminars where music and science are incorporated into the practice of healing.
An actively practicing yoga teacher, Bağcan's dedication to personal development, optimum health, to cure diseases, to help overcome dangerous addictions, to calm the conscience, and increase awareness drive her musical performance. In fact, beginning in 1990, it was during her practice of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga, and Jivamukti Yoga, and later the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Naam Yoga, that Bağcan discovered mantra music. Perhaps the only native of Turkey today performing as mantra singer, it was her desire to unite the sounds of her homeland with the mantras that resulted in her first three albums- Sunrise, Remember, and Sufi Soul/Neyim, the latter a record of pure and deep reflection of the sufism philosophy, with contributing lyrics written by Emrehan Halici. After living in Germany for 11 years, Bağcan returned to Turkey to record and release her fourth album I Am That I Am, again writing all of the compositions.