This year, our cultural festival, which is literature oriented with integration main theme, will be organized for the first time in the city of Regensburg in Germany’s Bavaria State and your visits during the festival will make us happy. Throughout the festival, besides of dynamic discussion and conversation platforms, reading activities, workshops, music and theater performances; the booths of books, travel and musical instruments with catering booths will be ready to serve you.
On the evening after the first day of the seminar in Adrasan, there was not only an excellent dinner, but also a musical conclusion with traditional music on the instrument "Saz", which can also be described as traditional, performed by the head of the AKVAM, Prof. Erol Esen himself.
You don't necessarily have to be a Genesis fan to enjoy and appreciate Steve Hackett's virtuoso guitar playing, his band around singer Nad Sylvan (almost a copy of Peter Gabriel's voice) are also absolutely convincing in the intonation of the music from 1973 from the LPs "Foxtrott" and "Selling England by the pound".
The extraordinary location and the extraordinary background (see background picture by Hiroyuki Masuyama) for a musical event also attracted our interest, a piano / cello concert by Margarita Mikhnievych (piano) and Peter Sarkar (cello) in the Rothamel Gallery in Erfurt.
In the run-up to the German-Turkish Friendship Festival in Izmir, the organizational team of the Izmir Consulate and Alaturka had engaged the Augsburg band Backdoor Connection, who were to be invited as musical guests to the Friendship Day.
With our lunch date, we had heard something about the town of Rodgau near Frankfurt for the first time in a long time. And at the time it wasn't the place itself, but a rock formation that used the town's name as a band name in the late 1970s: Rodgau Monotones.
As part of the Izmir Jazz Festival, the Goethe Institute Izmir, in cooperation with AKVAM Antalya and Alaturka.info, invited the Pablo Held Trio to a concert in Antalya. We had previously reported about it.
So now the time had come – the day had come, the 10th stage anniversary of the pop-rock group Backdoor Connection in Augsburg's Kradhalle. In the afternoon we had the opportunity to experience both the stage construction with the lighting system and the group's sound check due to an invitation from the band.
Thanks to the motorway connection, it is only a good hour from the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen to Zurich. The city of Zurich itself is initially a bit difficult for us as newcomers, because despite several inquiries we cannot find out exactly where the Kongresshaus Zurich is located.
It is no longer new idea, since there are several imitators in the meantime, but it was still a wonderful experience, as suddenly and unexpectedly magical sounds were heard within the otherwise hectic, lively and loud waiting halls at Charles de Gaulle Airport.