Mundus Productions is an umbrella collective founded and run by creative artists, based in Amsterdam. It was established in 2005 by Dutch/Turkish percussionist and producer Sjahin During. The foundation has been involved in numerous international projects and collaborations, resulting in the release of 17 albums and extensive worldwide tours, spanning over 50 countries, including performances at major jazz and world music festivals.

At its core, Mundus Productions operates as a production house and record label, driven by artists and for artists. The foundation has played a significant role in supporting the global presence of well-known & new groups such as Arifa, Cacha Mundinho, Madaba Quartet, Amara Quartet, Namibian Tales & the Kalahari Encounters, Afro Anatolian Tales, Tarhana, Turqumstances, and Bayuba Cante.

Mundus Productions excels in bringing together musicians to form unique and profound ensembles, dedicated to exploring contemporary interpretations of ancient & modern traditions. In 2007, the foundation Mundus Productions was established to oversee the recording, production, and promotional activities of their tailer-made music ensembles.

Operating under the Mundus Productions umbrella, which functions as a collective for artists, the foundation is always in pursuit of new and creative musical journeys, aiming to create bridges between various profound music genres. This sincere commitment and search for artistic exploration and collaboration continues to define Mundus Productions as a unique and valuable contributor to the global music landscape.

We collaborate with music venues, organizations, and festivals through initiatives like artist-in-residences and composition assignments. Actively seeking partners who share our adventurous musical vision, we aim to create unique experiences for audiences and contribute to enrich the cultural landscape and the vibrancy of the musical ecosystem.

Awards by Mixed
World Music - Netherlands:

  • Arifa “Danubian Voyage” Chosen as the best world music album release in The Netherlands of 2022
  • Namibian Tales “Kalahari Encounters” Chosen as the best world music album release in The Netherlands of 2017
  • Shishani & the Namibian Tales “Itaala” Chosen as the best world music album release in The Netherlands of 2016
  • Arifa “Voices from the East” Chosen as the best world music album release in The Netherlands of 2015
  • Arifa “Anatolian Alchemy” Chosen as the best world music album release in The Netherlands of 2012
  • Arifa “Beyond Babylon” Chosen as the best world music album release in The Netherlands of 2010

Available Ensembles

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“City of Mosaics”

Nawras Altaky – ud & vocals (Syria)
Tony Roe – piano & elektronica (Netherlands)
Ghaeth Almaghoot – (bas)clarinet, duduk (Syria)
Sjahin During – Afro Anatolian percussion (Netherlands/Turkey)



“Catch a Small World”

Joana Almeida – vocals & guitar (Portugal)
Maripepa Contreras – oboe & duduk (Spain)
Pedro Ivo Ferreira – double bass (Brazil)
Sjahin During – percussion set (Turkey/Netherlands)


“A Bridge of Sounds Between the Orient and Occident”

Zhivko Vasilev – kaval (Bulgaria)
Bence Huszar – cello (Hungary)
Franz von Chossy – piano (Germany)
Sjahin During – percussion (Turkey/Netherlands)


“Brujas del Fado”

Ana Ferreira – vocals (Portugal)
Sónia Sobral – accordion (Portugal)
Joana Almeida – classic guitar (Portugal)
Susana Castro Santos – cello (Portugal)


“Contemporary Fado”

Sofia Pedro – vocals (Portugal)
Joana Almeida – guitar (Portugal)
Juan S. Blanco – harp (Colombia)

Ensembles & productions
since 1997


1997 – Afro Cuban crossover
2 Albums released by Network Medien, Germany.

Martha Gallaraga – vocals (Cuba)
Leoni Santander – vocals (Chilli/Netherlands)
Lisbeth Anker – vocals (Netherlands)
Gil Lopez – gitaar (Netherlands)
Praful – sax/flute (Germany)
Tjakina Oosting – cello (netherlands)
Afra Mussawisade – percussion (Iran)
Liber Torriente – drums (Cuba)
Sjahin During – percussion (Turkey/Netherlands)


2001 Afro Cuban album produced in Havana by Sjahin
Released by Pan records.

Javier Campos – percussion /vocals (Cuba)
Maximino – – percussion /vocals (Cuba)
Martha Gallaraga – vocals (Cuba)
Pancho Quinto – percussion /vocals (Cuba)
El Gato – percussion /vocals (Cuba)
Lucumi – percussion /vocals (Cuba)
Jose Pilar – percussion /vocals (Cuba)


2002 Anatolian, Turkish Impro Jazz

Mola Sylla – vocals (Senegal)
Sibel Gurso -: vocals (Turkey)
Çağlayan Yıldız – guitar (Turkey)
Oğuz Büyükberber – bass clarinet, clarinet (Turkey)
Slobodan Trkulja – tenor saxophone, kaval, bagpipes (Serbia)
Hasan Esen – lyra, violin, rebab and oud (Turkey)
Engin Arslan – baglama, tambur (Turkey)
Arnold Dooyeweerd – contrabass (Netherlands)
Cengiz Baysal – drums (Turkey)
Sjahin During – percussion (Turkey/Netherlands)


2006 – Turkish, Balkan, Oriental music, Worldbeat, Gypsy music. Album Released by Music & Words

Ozhan Acikbas (Turkey) – saz & vocals
Alex Simu (Romania) – Saxophone & Clarinet
Franz von Chossy (Germany) – keyboards
Hassie Dune (Holland) – bass, ngoni
Borislav Petrov (Bulgaria) – drums
Sjahin During (Turkey/Holland) – Afro Anatolian percussion

Special guest:
Mazaher ensemble – Egypt
Theodossi Spassov – kaval (Bulgaria)
Ghalia Benali – vocals (Tunesia)
Hana Kamkar – vocals (Iran)
Kourosh Babaei – kamanche (Iran)

The Gypsies from Rajasthan, India:
Sapera Khatu – Kalbelia dance
Anwar Khan Manganiar- vocal
Ghewar Khan Manganiar – kamaicha
Firoze Khan Manganiar – dholak
Kheta Khan Manganiar – khaartal
Lakha Khan Manganiar – sindhi sarangi
Pempe Khan Manganiar – sahanai
Kachra Khan Manganiar – vocal


2009 released by Double Moon, Turkey

Aynur Doğan – vocals (Kurdish/Turkey)
Arto Tuncboyaciyan – vocals & percussion (Turkey,Armenia)
Hasan Essen – kemenche (Turkey)
Engin Arslan: baglama, tambur (Turkey)
Sjahin During – percussion (Turkey/ Netherlands)

“Live in Teheran”

2009 Music & Words

Ozhan Acikbas (Turkey) – saz & vocals
Kourosh Babaei – kamanche (Iran)
Alex Simu – clarinet (Romania)
Sjahin During – percussion (Turkey/ Netherlands)


2010-2023 Silk Road Jazz – A bridge of sounds between the Orient and Occident. 5 albums released by Buda Music & Mundus Productions, O-Tone Music.

Alex Simu (Romania) – clarinet
Franz von Chossy (Germany) – piano
Mehmet Polat – ud (Turkey)
Osama Abdulrasol – kanun (Irak)
Zhivko Vasilev (Bulgaria) kaval
Bence Huszar (Hungaria) cello
Sjahin During – percussion (Turkey/ Netherlands)

Special guest:
Xiaoxu Meng – erhu & vocals (China)
Niusha Barimani – kamanche & vocals (Iran)
Vanya Valkova – gadulka & vocals (Bulgaria)
Michalis Cholevas – tarhu (Greece)
Aynur Doğan – vocals (Turkey)
Waed Bouhassoun – ud (Syria)
Alma Quartet (Netherlands)
Soukaina Farsi – vocals (Morocco)
Aziz Ozouss – rebab (Morocco)


2016 – Namibian San music – crossover.
2 albums released by Mundus Productions

Shishani – vocals & guitar (Namibia/Belgium)
Bence Huszar – cello (Hungaria)
Debby Korfmacher – mbira, kora, voice (Germany/Netherlands)
Sjahin During – percussion (Turkey/ Netherlands)

San/Bushmen from Nambia
Seg//ae N!ani – vocals
Baqu Kha//an – vocals
//Ao N!ani – vocals
N!ae Komtsa – vocals


2018 Makam Jazz

Emine Bostanci – classical kemenche (Turkey)
Juliano Abramovay – fretless guitar (Brazil)
Bence Huszar – cello (Hungary)
Sjahin During – percussion set (Turkey/ Netherlands)


2020 A musical voyage through the world of Lusophony

Joana Almeida – vocals & guitar (Portugal)
Maripepa Contreras – oboe & duduk (Spain)
Pedro Ferreira – double bass (Brazil)
Sjahin During – percussion (Turkey/Netherlands)