DATES: Heidelberg 11.11.2023


BRKN's real name is Andac Berkan Akbiyik and he was born in Berlin-Kreuzberg in 1991. There he grew up in a Turkish-Armenian-Kurdish household. Early musical education is emphasized there, he learns piano and saxophone, begins to rap at the age of 12 and teaches himself to play the guitar as an autodidact. Early on, he wrote his own lyrics, his tracks and his style became recognizable, and he had long since made a name for himself in the scene. Sold out halls, own solo tours or makes collaborations with Herbert Grönemeyer. The music is always in the foreground, BRKN just wants to write songs, play with colleagues on beats, "just go for it" without constantly questioning how it will now arrive.