Turkish Festival: music
06.10.2004 > 16.01.2005
This festival, which provides just a sketch of Turkey
with its incredible diversity, brings together the best
groups in the country in the fields of pop, folk and
religious music, as well as classical, traditional and
28.10.2004 – 20:00
ERKAN OGUR & ISMAIL DEMIRCIOGLU
Erkan Ogur is an inspired, erudite musician, who is
passionate about traditional music, he likes to reinvent the
laws of the genre, devise new instruments and seek out
unexpected crossovers. He has recorded with Philip
30.10.2004 – 20:00 (Songs
of Fraternity) and BGST dancers, aiming to give voice to
the cultural structure shaped by various peoples living in
Anatolia and Mesopotamia, has been arranging and performing
the songs and dances of these peoples in their original
languages. The project tries to underline the feeling of
“fraternity” underlying the ethnic and cultural
diversity, and to elaborate, through artistic means, on the
similarities and differences between these cultures.
11.11.2004 – 20:00
ISTANBUL MUSIC & SEMA GROUP
Devoted to the religious and ritual music of Sufism, the
group also aims to spread the values of humanism, love,
fraternity and tolerance.
20.11.2004 – 20:00 CANDAN ERÇETIN
A television star, but also a producer, singer and composer,
she holds the Chair of Music at the Lycée de Galatasaray.
She loves French music and had a great success with “Ne me
quitte pas” by Jacques Brel!
21.11.2004 – 17:00 ISTANBUL
Did you know this? The music of the harems was a
re-invention of art music by highly cultured women in the
“secret” places which became forums for creativity. This
is born out by the talent of the Harem Group, set up in
1992, and made up entirely of women.
26.11.2004 – 20:00 NESET
ERTAS & GÜLSEN KUTLU
The product of a musical dynasty, nurtured on
tradition and established in Germany, Neset Ertas is the
bard of immigration par excellence, adored by Turks for his
poetry and sensitivity.
28.11.2004 – 11:00 TAHIR
Tahir Aydogdu is the kanun player par excellence. He is
musical councellor at Radio Ankara and also an exceptional
performer who plays both jazz and classics, a talent that
has taken him all over the world. He is accompanied by
percussion, ney (flute) and kemence (violin).
03.12.2004 – 20:00 (19:30 Intro Nedim Gürsel)
Under the direction of the undisputed master of classical
Turkish music, Mustafa Dogan Dikmen, the group finds
inspiration in the texts of Yunus Emre, a great Sufi poet of
the 13th century, who was a tolerant humanist.
04.12.2004 – 15:00
MUAMMER KETENCOGLU & HIS
The accordionist Muammer Ketencoglu and his ensemble excelin
the rebetiko – a mixture of Greek and Turkish music –
and the popular repertoire of Anatolia. Their music brings
enjoyment to the whole of Europe.
10.12.2004 – 20:00 (19:30
Intro Jérome Cler)
On the margins of “official” Sunni Islam, the
community ofAlevi (“child of Ali”) practises its own
ritual (Cem), with music and dance comprising the main
functions. The Turhal Alevi group has skilfully and with
discernment adapted the essential parts of this ritual for
20.12.2004 – 20:00 FAZIL SAY & SERTAB
One of the great pianists of his (youthful) generation, and
also a composer, together with the very glamorous winner of
Eurovision 2003 decided to come together for an
extraordinary concert, alternating the classical repertoire
13.01.2005 – 20:00 FERHAN EN FARZAN ÖNDER
These talented twin sisters combine the east, where they
come from, with the west, where they were trained: this
becomes subtly clear during their concert which covers
Stravinski, Borodin, Rachmaninov and Balakirev (as well as
Islamey, of course!).