Tatvan’s children perform in Istanbul
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Talented children from Tatvan take the stage with the band Kardeş Türküler.The project “Kardeş Türküler – Tatvan’s Children Hand in Hand,” which was carried out by Istanbul’s Özyeğin University and the Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation, was performed Jan. 26 at the university’s Çekmeköy campus.
For the concert project, 15 talented children came to Istanbul from the eastern province of Tatvan for the first time in their lives and performed peace songs from Kardeş Türküler’s latest album “Çocuk Haklı.”
The adventure of the project started when university students visited villages in eastern Turkey. The project made the dreams of a group of children from Tatvan, who performed songs by Kardeş Türküler in a barn, come true, and they took the stage in Istanbul with the band.
Making a speech at the event, Özyeğin University Rector Professor Erhan Erkut said, “We started a summer school project in the eastern region last year. The students of Özyeğin University organized various events with the children in the region. They read and discussed books together, formed a theater group and a choir. The Kardeş Türküler – Tatvan’s Children concert is the big award of this work.” k HDN