Tag: Armenian

Music
Nefes to perform ‘Songs of Love from Balkans & Anatolia’ at SOAS

  Next Friday, London based Nefes will be taking guests on a musical journey across Anatolia and the Balkans, playing a selection of contemporary and centuries-old folk songs from the region. The music is inspired by both Sufi and secular cultures of love. ‘Nefes’ in Turkish means breath. It is the essence of the self […]

Music
Master musicians Vardan Hovanissian and Emre Gültekin to perform ‘Adana’ live at Rich Mix

  For centuries Armenians and Turks lived side-by-side. But horrific events in the Ottoman Empire particularly during the First World War had a catastrophic impact that turned kindred spirits into bitter enemies. Today, a friendship between Armenian duduk player Vardan Hovanissian and his musical soulmate, Turkish saz player Emre Gültekin seeks to overcome a multitude […]

News - Turkey
1915 remembered in Turkey

Turkey commemorated two devastating legacies of World War One in back-to-back events in April. On the 24th, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hosted Prince Charles and 21 heads of state in Çanakkale to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, which claimed 140,000 lives. It was a day of reconciliation between former foes, mixed with patriotic […]