GROUP "YASHAR" TO COME UP WITH PROJECT DEDICATED TO HRANT DINK IN ROCK FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN ISTANBUL
Aug 13 2007
ISTANBUL, AUGUST 13, NOYAN TAPAN – ARMENIANS TODAY. A great project,
which was dedicated to the memory of Hrant Dink, a famous journalist
and a great philantrophist, who fell a victim to a crime, was
organized on the initiative of Arto Tunjboyajian, a famous musician,
and Yashar Kurt, a Turkish composer of songs this May. The first
step of this project was to create a group composed of Armenian and
Turkish musicians, which is called "Yashar" (which means "living"
in translation) after Yashar Kurt and Arto Tunjboyajian.
The group "Yashar" will take part in the BARISAROCK, that is to say
"Rock for peace", festival to be held in Istanbul on August 26. This
charitable festival is being organized by a group of activists since
2003. It is against wars, music in the globalization context and
undesirable distortions of culture and promotes peace.
This year the festival will unite over 100 thousand participants
and guests from different countries of the world and will receive 62
orchestras, in general.
The works of the first disc of the group, the authors of which are
Yashar Kurt and Arto Tunjboyajian, are included in the program to
be introduced in the festival by the group "Yashar". This splendid
collection is a dedication of love, respect, life, and peace, which
is devoted to their dear friend Hrant Dink and addressed to all those,
who share the values of the group.
The idea of the creation of the group, which also unites the two
misicians, is that they are agaist hatred, intolerance and revenge