A Nevruz Celebration in London
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM
London, United Kingdom
Over 100 musicians and dancers from 13 different Turkic nations will be uniting in London for an epic, colourful and dynamic debut concert series of Nevruz presented by TURKSOY, an international organisation exploring, promoting and transmitting Turkic culture. Nevruz is a spring spectacular for all the family with music, song, dance and amazing costumes from all over Central Asia.
From the Mediterranean to the Siberian Sea, many countries and communities celebrate Nevruz (New Year or Spring Festival). According to the old Persian calendar, it’s the first day of the year and regarded as the start of spring, when the sun enters the house of Aries. Performers will represent the countries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Altai (RF), Republic of Bashkortostan (RF), Gagauzia (Republic of Moldova), Khakassia (RF), Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Sakha – Yakut (RF), Tyva (RF) and Crimea (Ukraine).
Be captivated by a colourful and dynamic show with over 100 dancers, singers, musicians and magnificent costumes from all over Central Asia and experience the magic and fire of Nevruz. Be enchanted by princesses in glittering dresses of bygone days, feel the energy of massed percussionists in perfect rhythm, dream with the magic of the haunting ney flute and kemence fiddle, and see scores of traditional dances from Cossak-style high kicks and courtly serenades to raucous folk dances. This is an evening of FUN and magic for all the family, a unique chance to embark on a cultural journey and to feel the magic of the orient.
These Nevruz concerts will be presented by TURKSOY, an international organisation of cultural co-operation which explores, promotes and transmits Turkic culture to future generations and which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its foundation this year.
The 2013 Nevruz Celebrations will be realised in co-operation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey, the Promotion Fund of the Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey and the Embassies of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, the Russian Federation and Turkey.
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TURKSOY: THE CULTURAL BRIDGE OF THE TURKIC WORLD
The concerts are presented by TURKSOY which is an international organization of cultural cooperation established in order to explore, promote and transmit Turkic culture to future generations and is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its foundation this year.
Within the last 20 years of its activity since its foundation, TURKSOY has not only promoted the rich Turkic culture but also contributed to the creation of new intercultural bridges thanks to the universal language of culture and art.
The 2013 Nevruz Celebrations will be realized in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey, the Promotion Fund of the Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey and the Embassies of the following countries; Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, the Russian Federation and Turkey.