MARDIN MUSIC FEST. TURKEY . 2015
Every year since 2014, the association Her Yerde Sanat with our help, hosts a music festival in Mardin. Mardin is situated in southeastern Turkey, a Kurdish region where the political climate is tense, to say the least. In Mardin, 44% of the population is under the age of 24 years. The lack of cultural and artistic offer prevents young people from the region to develop their creativity or access ideas and worldviews different from their own. Organizing an international music festival in Mardin provides new opportunities for the youth of the surrounding communities.
Music is unifying people, mind and soul. It’s a universal and intuitive language, allowing intercultural communication, feeding positive awareness, curiosity and dialogue between strangers. Since its first edition in 2014, over 80 musicians from 10 countries took part in Mardin Music festival. Many different types of musics and cultures came together in Mardin and gave birth to creative tunes flying over Mesopotamia.
Mardin music festival theme in 2015 was “Music for Peace”. The event allows local and international musicians to meet, get know each other music and cultures, compose new artwork together, record it and perform all over the city of Mardin.