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India as Focus Country in 87th Izmir Fair in Turkey






As part of street performances, the Hindustani music recital with ‘tabla’ and ‘sarod’ instruments drew much attention during the Izmir International fair.
Tabla player Gürkanözkan and sarod player SelimErgen presented a recital of north classic Indian music during the 87th Izmir International Fair where India is the focus country.

Tabla player Gürkanözkan (35) said: “We are here on invitation of our Indian Ambassador. We are playing north classic Indian music which is called ‘Hindustani music.’ We presented a recital with musical instruments called sarod and table. Our recital was entirely comprised out of classical works. At the concluding part however, we played a folk melody from India snort-east region of West Bengal.”

Referring to the music they played, playing the sarod for 18 years SelimErgen (49) said: “You have Bollywood style entertaining Indian music. The display of our classic Indian music however, is coming from inside. Inner joy awakens different feelings and is reflecting the spirit of the music. We try to evoke deep expressions of relaxation and peace by entertaining not the body but the spirit. If listened to it, not as street music but as how people listen to classic music of the West, it will give more satisfaction.”





Hindustani Music at Izmir Fair


As part of street performances, the Hindustani music recital with ‘tabla’ and ‘sarod’ instruments drew much attention during the Izmir International fair.

Tabla player Gürkanözkan and sarod player SelimErgen presented a recital of north classic Indian music during the 87th Izmir International Fair where India is the focus country.

Tabla player Gürkanözkan (35) said: “We are here on invitation of our Indian Ambassador. We are playing north classic Indian music which is called ‘Hindustani music.’ We presented a recital with musical instruments called sarod and table. Our recital was entirely comprised out of classical works. At the concluding part however, we played a folk melody from India snort-east region of West Bengal.”
Referring to the music they played, playing the sarod for 18 years SelimErgen (49) said: “You have Bollywood style entertaining Indian music. The display of our classic Indian music however, is coming from inside. Inner joy awakens different feelings and is reflecting the spirit of the music. We try to evoke deep expressions of relaxation and peace by entertaining not the body but the spirit. If listened to it, not as street music but as how people listen to classic music of the West, it will give more satisfaction.”


 
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