Connecting Turkish and Korean Traditions

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Joint Concert – Building Musical Bridges among two Nations

BMW Edge @ Federation Square

Saturday, August 8 2009, 7:30PM

The joint concert of the Turkish and the Korean will be held on August 8 at 7:30pm in BMW Edge Concert Hall, Federation Square . The joint concert will be interesting to many citizens of Melbourne , as it includes musical cultures of two nations. Turkish and Korean artists will perform their best and new works, which are respected and popular both in Turkey and Korea . It is worth noting that joint concerts are the best way to bring together cultures of different nations.

‘Connections’ Connecting Turkish and Korean Traditions in Australia is a cooperative project of the Australian Turkish Cultural Platform and the Korean Artist Association. This project aimed to provide a platform to Turkish and Korean to work together using art and culture as tools to promote intercultural learning; extend mutual understanding, respect and tolerance; increase awareness; exchange of culture and experience, as well as develop partnership between Turkish and Korean people. The project will also reduce the social isolation of new migrants and bring together people from diverse faith and cultural backgrounds. This will facilitate greater understanding and tolerance of different cultures and assist in instilling core Australian values.

The ‘Connections’ cultural event has been funded by the Brumby Government through the ‘Women Creating Harmony’ grants program, in recognition of the unique bond of friendship between the Turkish and Korean communities, the role of women as leaders in strengthening cultural harmony, and respect in our communities.

Turkish Mezzo Soprano Sebnem Algin and Korean choir will perform together on the stage. Australian Turkish Cultural Platform and The Korean Artists Association will host a colourful fashion show displaying clothes from Turkey and South Korea . There will be dance groups from two cultures.

Proudly supported by Victorian Multicultural Commission & Federation Square.
Models for the Turkish Fashion Show supplied by primodels

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