Baba ZuLa have composed several mood-setting pieces for the silver screen over the years, their most recent release is an original score for the film “Dondurmam Gaymak”. The band also appeared in the Golden Bear award winning director Fatih Akin’s film “Crossing the Bridge” that explores the sounds of Istanbul and also provided music for the film by recording with Einstüerzende Neubauten’s Alexander Hacke. Their albums have been chosen among the top 5 albums by prestigeous music magazines in turkey from 2003 on, the latest being Turkish BİLLBOARD magazine awards for the last 10 years of Turkish music where they won 3 awards for the top ten instrumental albums and also topping the best film music award with their soundtrack album DOordurmam Gaymak. They got many awards for the music they composed for films and theaters , the latest being the prestigious Ismet Küntay Award for the best theater music of the 2008 season.
Baba ZuLa have turned up the volume and energy levels at festivals and clubs such as the memphis in may festival(orpheum theater,memphis), Sofia Film Festival (Bulgaria), Taormina Film Festival, Berlinale, Shibuya Club (Tokyo), Klinkende Munt Festival (Belgium), If Club (Ankara), Ost Club(Wien), Venn Festival (Bristol), Arezzo Wave Festival (Italy), Sodren Theatern (Stockholm), Images of Middle East (multi-city Denmark tour), Peyote Club (Istanbul), Cologne Triennale (Germany), Gezici Film Festivali (Kars), Wagenhalle (Stuttgart), Printemps de Bourges (France), Junges Theater (Bremen), La Mar De Musicas Festival(Cartagena), Şimdi/Now Festival (Berlin), The Boost Festival ( Amsterdam), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Fabrik (Hamburg), Theatre de Chatelet (Paris), Bee Flat (Bern) Mediawave Festival, (Hungary), Universiade 2009 (Belgrade) the Venice Biennial (italy), Berlin Zoo (Berlin), Roskilde festival(Denmark), Vega(Copenhagen) Crimson Club (Kadiköy), Gypsy Festival (Drom,New York), Chicago World Music Festival (Martyrs-Chicago), Carling Academy (Islington-London) The Cedar Club ( Minneapolis), Babylon Club (Istanbul), Kumanova Jazz Festival (Macedonia), Half Note Club (Athens), Vooruit (Gent), New Morning Club (Paris), Karaburun Festival (İzmir), Haci Bektas Festivali (Nevşehir), Rock Tatili (Foça), Roll Performance (Diyarbakır), Babylon (Istanbul), Fusion Festival( Germany), Ammarras Desert Festival (New Delhi, Indıa), Paleo Festival (Switzerland), Ozora Festival ( Hungary), Flow Festival(Finland), Les Escales Festival (France), Ancient Trance Festival (Germany), Ekşi Fest (İstanbul), Resistance Festival (Greece), Fan Fest ( Romania) Musicaves (France), Sesc (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Re Re Riga Fest (Latvia), The Spirit of Tengri Festival ( Kazakhstan) Chillout Festival (Turkey), World Beat Festival (Tokyo) Shibuya Club (Tokyo).