Cultural Heritage of Turkey and Europe

Hip-hop culture and Rap music as a tolerance bridge

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Hip-hop culture and Rap music

How can we use art of Rap and hip-hop culture in a way that supports tolerance, peace and love?

The culture of tolerance – a team spirit that is formed in order to overcome political, economical, social, religious and other differences.

Kirac - rock musician from Elbistan / Turkey

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Kirac - rock musician

Kirac, his complete name is Ali Tufan Kirac, was born the 17th of June, 1972 in Elbistan in the province of Kahramanmaras. At that time his father was working as a teacher. Because of getting a new job in Istanbul the whole family moved there in 1982.

Loreena McKennitt Biography - from Canada

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Loreena McKennitt Biography

Loreena McKennitt is a rarity in popular music - a self-managed, self-produced artist who owns her own record label, whose music crosses stylistic and cultural boundaries, and who has sold more than 14 million records worldwide.

Turkey’s maNga to rock EU: We Could Be The Same

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Turkey’s maNga to rock Europe

Turkey once again opted for an internal selection and chose the rap rock band maNga to represent the country at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. “We Could Be The Same” was written by Ferman Akgül and Evren Özdemir and is drawn to close the competition in the 2nd Semi- Final on 27th May.(by Daniel Mourinho)

Matty Ellis from Australia - The Ellis Collective

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Matty Ellis from Australia

"Matty Ellis is the front man of award winning Australian Indie six-piece The Ellis Collective.  Heralded as 'one of the most intelligent, compelling and honest male singer-songwriters to emerge in along while" (Rhythms Magazine), his distinctive sound is both undeniably unique and unmistakably Australian. 

Mustafa Sandal - "Moonlight", "Araba" and "Isyankar"

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Mustafa Sandal

Mustafa Sandal, commonly known as Musti, is a famous Turkish pop singer. Next to Turkish, he is fluent in English, Italian and French. He emerged in the early 1990s with the revival of Turkish pop music and is one of the most successful pop singers in Turkey with overall sales of 17 million copies.

Sezen Aksu - well known all over Europe

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Sezen Aksu

Sezen Aksu was born July 13, 1954 as Fatma Sezen Yıldırım in Sarayköy, Denizli, Turkey. At the age of three her family moved to İzmir, she finished high school and began studying at the local agricultural institute. Because of first success in music, she left college without degree.

Diversity of Music - traditional Turkish instruments

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Diversity of Music

Turkish folk music is not only heard at special folk evenings for tourists at the beach resorts, it can be heard at certain traditional events. Still a part of Turkish society, folk music is played at marriages in the villages as well as during evenings for dancing.

Turkish Rap Music - Serin Karatas from Izmir

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Turkish Rap Music - Serin Karatas

Serin Karatas, who has brought a new taste to Turkish Rap Music with his music and vocal records, made his first record in 1998. He joined in Tehlike crew which was one of the best crews of that time with his first track which was supported by Kuvai Izmir. After 4 years of performance, he had a silent period.

Emre Aydin - turkish Rock with Cadde from Izmir

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Emre Aydin - turkish Rock

Emre Aydın is one of the most well known Turkish rock singers and songwriters of today’s music world. Born in Isparta on 2nd of February 1981 as first son of Saban and Nemin Aydin, he began playing saz at an early age and later on changed to guitar.

Museum of Jever - Break On Through to the Other Side!

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Museum of Jever - Break On Through to the Other Side!

The visit to Jever had led us to the Castle Museum, which is known as a cultural history museum due to its lifelike exhibitions and rooms of the late Middle Ages and the following centuries which artifacts are well known far beyond the city limits of Jever.

Chair museum on the Vitra site in Weil am Rhein

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Chair museum on the Vitra site in Weil am Rhein

Seating furniture became popular in ancient times, roughly speaking and documented after the Neolithic Revolution. Originally, people sat on the bare ground, on rocks or on fallen tree trunks; in colder regions, animal skins were laid underneath, mats were woven, blankets were woven or carpets were knotted.

Ceramic workshop at the Bauhaus in Dornburg

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Ceramic workshop at the Bauhaus in Dornburg

During our explorations in the Weimar and Jena region, we came across traces of the "Bauhaus" that is so well-known in architecture, but were then surprised to find an offshoot of this well-known training and further education center in Dornburg.

Wood carving - an encounter with wood art in Garnbach

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Wood carving - an encounter with wood art in Garnbach

We were on our way from Roßleben-Wiehe to the small street village of Garnbach in the Kyffhäuserkreis in Thuringia, which despite its only about 200 inhabitants has a certain degree of popularity, because, as we were told, this is a regional stronghold of the art of wood carving.

Soap bubbles - an ancient toy for young and old

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Soap bubbles - an ancient toy for young and old

Once again on the road in Erfurt, we not only had the surprisingly announced large-scale demonstration against increasing right-wing populism and the resulting violence on our screen

Friedensreich Hundertwasser - architect and environmentalist

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser - architect and environmentalist

As an impulsive opponent of the "straight line" and any standardization and typification in the environment, which is especially significant in his work in the field of architecture and construction, Friedensreich Hundertwasser distinguished itself by its imaginative vitality and individuality.

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