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Alp Ersönmez will perform as part of the event.

Alp Ersönmez will perform as part of the event.

Turkey’s leading jazz musicians are set to come together during Turkish Jazz Week in Kosovo’s capital, Pristina.

The event, which is organized by the Turkish Embassy in Pristina in collaboration with the Istanbul Independent Musicians and Producers Association, will take place between April 2 and 6.

During the second edition of the Turkish Jazz Week, musicians will take the stage at different venues of the city. There will also be workshops by Turkish and Kosovar musicians while impromptu jazz concerts will be organized at Hamam Jazz Bar after the concerts throughout the week.

The opening of the event will be made on April 2 at the Kosovo National Theater with Kerem Görsev Chamber Jazz. It will continue with MadenÖktemErsönmez on April 3 and the Cereyanlı Project on April 4. The project features jazz music with different arrangements on computer. Alp Ersönmez and jazz vocalist Elif Çağlar will also perform at the Oda Theater within the scope of the project.

The Selen Gülün Quintet will take the stage on April 5 at the Shehi21 concert hall, while the closing concert of the event will be performed by Burhan Öçal and the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble on April 6 at the National Theater.

In a written statement, the embassy said Anatolia and Balkans had been bringing together musicians from different origins for centuries.

“Turkey and Kosovo are Balkan countries that have perfect relations in every field. The Turkish Jazz Week, which was first organized last year, brought a new dimension to these relations and made the cultural heritage between the countries deeper. As the Turkish embassy, we are proud of bringing together Turkish and Kosovar people,” it said.

March/30/2013

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