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"Nothing Can Move People to Tears or to Pure Joy Quite Like Music"
"Nothing Can Move People to Tears or to Pure Joy Quite Like Music"
Born in the USA in 1985, Avi Amon, of Turkish origin, is a versatile artist. The operas ´Salonika´ and ´Inşallah / Maşallah´ the composer-pianist-educator Avi Amon composed with inspiration from his roots and his Sephardic culture, made a great impact in the music world. We talked with the artist, whose goal is to rediscover the fading cultures, about his music and his works...
Big Participation in the International Ladino Day from All Around the World
Big Participation in the International Ladino Day from All Around the World
9th of the International Ladino Day organized in Istanbul with many activities in Ladino language which is one of the most important elements of Sephardic culture, has been a great success.
“With This Film, A Part of My Grandfather Will Always Be with Me...”
“With This Film, A Part of My Grandfather Will Always Be with Me...”
The young film producer Ben Molina who received the award ´Best Jewish Short Film´ in the IFA ISTANBUL FILM AWARDS with his anime film ´Half a Saba´ about his 93-year-old grandfather of Turkish origin, is defining himself as ´an Israeli with Turkish heritage´. His grandfather´s story consists of many memories, from the hardships he had encountered while he lived in Gelibolu as a Jew, to his duties in the Turkish army. In the film that is completely in Hebrew, there are also some words in Turkish and Ladino.
Can Evrensel Rodrik: “A Language is the DNA of That Culture.”
Can Evrensel Rodrik: “A Language is the DNA of That Culture.”
Let’s get to know Can Evrensel Rodrik, an independent academician with studies on various branches of linguistics and biology, a translator of eight languages, and a foreign languages and yoga instructor.
A Young Man in Love with Different Cultures: Ömer Faruk
A Young Man in Love with Different Cultures: Ömer Faruk
I would like to introduce you to Ömer Faruk, who became interested in the Sephardic culture after he had heard the song ‘Adio Kerida’ by Yasmin Levy and has decided to write his master thesis on this subject.
If We Don’t Give Up, Ladino May Live On
If We Don’t Give Up, Ladino May Live On
We talked with Henri Çiprut, the ‘young’ member of the team who strive to spread and keep Ladino (Judeo Espagnol) alive through the Ottoman Turkish Sephardic Research Center, the future of Ladino.
Nesli Kohen’s Life is Music!
Nesli Kohen’s Life is Music!
Nesli Kohen, also known as Nesly K, is one of our community’s young talents who is continuing her education and life in the U.S... The music studies that had been in her life starting from her family environment, ever since she was very small, guided her helping her decide what to do in life. Kohen who is continuing her career as a ‘teaching artist’ in New York where she is studying for her master´s degree, is also teaching kids music, giving modern vocal training to people of all ages, besides writing and composing songs.
“There are Still Major Issues to be Solved Before We Have a Life Like The Jetsons”
“There are Still Major Issues to be Solved Before We Have a Life Like The Jetsons”
Ersin Anjel, who started studying aeronautics and space in Turkey and continued his education in US is now working at NASA and developing security software for UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). We talked with Ersin Anjel about his adventurous life that started in Nisantasi and about his work at NASA.
Silvyo Behmoaras: A Renowned Music Video Director of Famous Singers
Silvyo Behmoaras: A Renowned Music Video Director of Famous Singers
Silvyo Behmoaras is a young talent who works in different branches of production business. Besides directing TV commercials and music videos, he also works in editing and audio/visual effects.
Edirne Enthusiast Aydemir Ay: “Neither Edirne, Nor You Can Forget One Another…”
Edirne Enthusiast Aydemir Ay: “Neither Edirne, Nor You Can Forget One Another…”
Aydemir Ay´s new book “The Cuisine of Edirne Jews” is getting ready to hit the shelves. We listened to Ay’s passion for Edirne in his words.
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