Grup Kızılırmak founded by İlkay Akkaya, Tuncay Akdoğan and İsmail İlknur in 10 October 1990 and is based in Turkey. The group is named after "Kızılırmak" poem of Hasan Hüseyin Korkmazgil. The group in best known for playing Anatolian Folk Music (Turku) and their protest lyrics. Their music is more innovative and tolerant, compared to the music of other protest music groups of the period.
Grup Munzur (The Web Group) was founded in 1992 in Izmir/Turkey.
In 1993 it's debut album appeared. Grup Munzur does not only sing in Turkish, but (in addition to Circassian, Laz, Greek a.o.) they mainly sing also in Kurdish languages like Zazaki, Kurmaji and Gorani.