Sounds of Solidarity
Turkey & Syria earthquake response 2023
We are individuals from Turkey who work in the UK, across the culture and arts sector, and are all deeply shocked and saddened by the devastating earthquake that occurred in our native country Turkey and our neighbours Syria, on 6 February 2023.
Sounds of Solidarity:
A Concert for a Cause
Due to the consecutive major earthquakes that occurred, millions of people’s lives have been turned upside down in Turkey and Syria. Many humanitarian crises are still ongoing in the region and unfortunately, many people still need help. The region’s population is facing a difficult and long process. We are faced with a huge set of problems that need to be solved, from providing a meal to millions of children’s education. This is a marathon and humanity will be put to the test in this marathon.
Mesopotamia has witnessed many destructions and upheavals throughout history as the cradle of civilisation but has managed to rise from its ashes every time. To pay respect to the region’s cultural heritage and support those in need, the skilled musicians of Solidarity Ensemble are preparing to take the stage at Royal Albert Hall. The ensemble will revive the ancient melodies of the region using traditional instruments such as the kopuz, bağlama, ney, kanun, and bendir. With the addition of three talented female artists who will lend their voices to the ancient melodies sung in the region’s ancient languages, audiences will be transported back in time. The Solidarity Ensemble wants to bring attention to Anatolia’s long history and help people hurt by recent earthquakes through its music. They’re assembling for solidarity on April 15th.