Sunday, September 02, 2007

World Peace Day is on September 21

...but Djivan Gasparyan from Armenia and the Turkish vocalist Yavuz Bingöl already gave together yesterday (Saturday) a concert in Istanbul and today in Ankara.
Peace starts with performing arts together, sports and later, later, in the end...some politicians will follow.

“We have lived together for so long; we don't need a mediator. We are able to resolve our problems if we want to. The time has come to set fighting aside. We should raise the next generations with brotherhood not with enmity. “Identity and sense of belonging are futile. When I blow into the düdük, I feel a heavenly joy of love, peace, serenity and fraternity running through my cells. Politics and borders are far from my magical world.” (D. Gasparyan)

Here is the article.


Sean Jeating said...

Still remember with pleasure the "Friendship Concerts", October 1999 in Istanbul and Athens, given by Mikis Theodorakis, Maria Farantouri and Zülfü Livaneli.
And as for what you said, Hans:
It's all of such a (often) confusing complexity that it is not easy to keep alive what is said to die last - one's hope.
But yes: The longest way will start with a first step. :)

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

Dear Sean, I heard about.
Really like Mikis Theodorakis. He made an album 30 years ago with a well known Dutch singer as well: Liesbeth List.

mirdifderya said...

What a coincidence that I was downloading 'Mikis Theodorakis' 'I've kept a hold of my life' with David Visan. You can listen them in Buddga-Bar 5 CD.

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