Tag: Turkic

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Welcome Spring! Happy nevruz! Newroz piroz be!

Every 21stMarch, people living in Anatolia, Central and South East Asia celebrate the arrival of Spring, called “Nevruz” by the Turks and “Newroz” by the Kurds. The word Nevruz is derived from the Farsi word for “new day”. It transcends faiths and ethnicities, as people from Iran to India greet the Spring Equinox. “Nevruz” is […]

Books
London book launch: ‘Turkic Soundscapes from Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop’

  If you have an interest in the history and heritage of Turkic peoples, then this new book is for you! Edited by Razia Sultanova and Megan Rancier, Turkic Soundscapes From Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop is the culmination of a long-running project exploring the story of Turkic peoples around the world through music and the […]

Community
Anatolia and London welcomes spring with Nevruz/Newroz celebrations

  On this day, March 21st, each year Turks, Kurds, Iranians, and many other people across central Asia celebrate their traditional New Year. This centuries-old festival centres around the northern hemisphere’s Spring Equinox, marking the start of a new calendar year when spring breathes new life into nature, and the region enjoys far more sunlight. […]

Columnists
Ukraine triumphs in Eurovision thriller
 

As Eurovisions go, it appeared that Australia (yes, we know it’s not in Europe) had it sown up this year. Way out in front with votes from the juries of the participating countries, we were looking at a comprehensive Aussie win. Though Ukraine was picking up a few 12 points, Australia was more consistent with […]

Columnists
Eurovision – it’s getting political
 

Now it’s getting tasty! The line-up for Eurovision 2016 is complete with the second semi-final revealing which countries are now locked in for the final this Saturday. I wonder how Russia (the favourites, remember), feel about Ukraine getting through with ‘1944’? This controversial song references the Tatar deportation by Stalin in 1944 and the song […]

News - UK
Happy Nevruz! Nevruz’un kutlu olsun! Newroz piroz be!

Over the past 24 hours, people from Turkey, Iran and many other countries in central and southAsia have been celebrating Nevruz. Meaning ‘new day’ in Farsi where the word originates from, this ancient annual festival falls on or around 21 March – the day of the northward Equinox. Dating back thousands of years and rooted […]