Cultural Heritage of Turkey and Europe

Traditional Galanty Show - Karagöz and Hacivat

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Traditional Galanty Show - Karagöz and Hacivat

- Traditional drama (Light comedy)
Our shadow play KARAGÖZ HACIVAT, being a cornerstone of our traditional culture’s galanty show and fairytale teller and mimic, were created centuries ago.

The Simpsons – Fined for insulting religious values

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The Simpsons – Fined for insulting religious values

Regardless of whether you like one of the most well-known US sitcom series or not, now the yellow characters of the cult show "The Simpsons" have penetrated to the top of Turkish politics.

Following the footsteps of Horst Schimanski in Duisburg

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Following the footsteps of Horst Schimanski in Duisburg

Probably no fictitious person became a cult figure as it was the case with Horst Schimanski from the ARD television series Tatort, in which he served from June 28, 1981 in 29 episodes as criminal detective Schimanski in Duisburg.

Osman Okkan - From Ataturk to Erdogan - Ferides Traveling

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Osman Okkan - From Ataturk to Erdogan - Ferides Traveling

It has been quite a while since we met Osman Okkan, personally, maybe the last meeting was even the one at the multi-day seminar in Adrasan, where we met at a seminar about the documentary cinematic presentation of various Turkish authors and their works.

Director Göksel Gülensoy - Diving Hagia Sophia

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Director Göksel Gülensoy

With his team which is composed of divers and speleologists; director Göksel Gülensoy, who is passionate about Hagia Sofia that impresses people with its dimensions and architecture, brought the secrets which are hidden in the depths of Hagia Sofia to light.

Rodgau Monotones – Rock musicians make region famous

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Rodgau Monotones – German musicians make region famous

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.

Saz - the traditional accompanying instrument of Turkish bards

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Saz - the traditional accompanying instrument of Turkish bards

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.

An entertaining evening of jazz - Pablo Held Trio in Antalya

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An entertaining evening of jazz - Pablo Held Trio in Antalya

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.

The "Pablo Held Trio" comes to Antalya and Izmir

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As part of the European Jazz Festival Izmir (organiser: IKSEV), the Goethe Institute Izmir invited the Pablo Held Trio to two live performances in Turkey, in Izmir and Antalya.

10 Years Backdoor Connection - Anniversary Concert

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10 Years Backdoor Connection - Anniversary Concert

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.

Interview with Misuk guitarist Girisha Fernando

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Interview with Misuk guitarist and composer Girisha Fernando

During the gala event of Medien Forum Augsburg we had the opportunity to hear some of the music composed by the group Misuk based on original texts by Berthold Brecht.

Summer party at musicworld Augsburg

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Summer party at musicworld Augsburg

The 2012 summer festival, which was held for the 7th time, can without a doubt be described as a very successful cultural festival organized by the company “music world ek” Augsburg again this year.

Loreena Mc Kennitt - Review-Interview Zurich

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Loreena Mc Kennitt - Interview Zurich

Just before the start of this year's European tours we had the chance to meet Loreena McKennitt in Zurich for an interview.

Review-Zurich: Interview and concert Loreena McKennitt

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Zurich: Review-Interview and concert Loreena McKennitt

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.

Regensburg Festival of German-Turkish Literature & Encounter

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Regensburg Festival of German-Turkish Literature & Encounter

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.

Passengers at the piano - at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

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Passengers at the piano - at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

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.

An atmospheric evening in Budapest - Loreena McKennitt

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An atmospheric evening in Budapest - Loreena McKennitt

It is almost an eternity ago that Loreena McKennitt gave her three legendary concerts in the Alhambra of Granada in September 2006, which were recorded by the American television broadcaster Public Broadcasting Service and released as a concert recording on DVD.

Backdoor Connection at Wurzburger Hofbräu

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Würzburg - Backdoor Connection at Wurzburger Hofbräu

As part of the "Hygiene Congress, Wound Congress, People in Focus", which took place from 07th to 09th of March 2018 at the Marienberg Fortress in Wurzburg, the Augsburg band "Backdoor Connection" also kicked off with a 2-hour program of their own productions classic soft rock at the Wurzburger Hofbräu.

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