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Turkish musicians in New York

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009

ABD'nin New York kentinin ünlü parky Central Park'ta düzenlenen ''Ystanbulive: Türkiye'nin Sesleri ve Renkleri Konseri'', binlerce ki?inin katylymyyla görkemli bir havada geçti.

Mazhar Fuat Özkan (MFÖ), Sertab Erener & Demir Demirkan, Hüsnü ?enlendirici, New York Gypsy All-Stars, Emre Yylmaz, Vassilis Saleas, Brooklyn Funk Essentials ve Christiane Karam'yn ''Central Park Yaz Konseri - Summer Stage''de sahne aldyklary konser alanyna 5 binin üzerinde izleyici geldi ve kapasitenin üzerine çykyldy?y için kapylar kapatyldy. Konser Kültür ve Turizm Bakanly?ynyn ana sponsorlu?unda ve Serdar Ylhan ve Mehmet Dede'nin yapymcyly?ynda düzenlendi.

Güne?li ve sycak bir havada ba?layan konsere ço?unlu?u New York ve New Jersey'de ya?ayan pek çok Türk geldi. Sahneye syrayla New York Gypsy All-Stars grubu, genç müzisyen Emre Yylmaz, klarnet üstady Hüsnü ?enlendirici, Yunanly klarnetçi Vassilis Saleas, müzisyen Christiane Karam ve Amerikaly grup Brooklyn Funk Essentials çykty.

Sertab Erener ve Demir Demirkan da ''Suya Boyanmy?-Painted on Water'' albümlerinin e?li?inde sahne aldy. Sertab Erener ve Demir Demirkan'yn Yngilizce ve Türkçe seslendirdikleri parçalarla ve co?kulu müzikleriyle Central Park'taki kalabalyk dinleyici grubu co?kulu anlar ya?ady.

MFÖ
Konserde son olarak sahneye Mazhar Fuat Özkan (MFÖ) grubu çykty. MFÖ'nün konseri syrasynda izleyiciler büyük co?kuyla grubun klasikle?mi? ?arkylaryny, yeni parçalaryny dinledi ve hepbir a?yzdan söyledi.

Konser syrasynda sa?anak ya?murun ba?lamasyyla birlikte dinleyenler ?emsiyelerini açty ve Central Park rengarenk bir insan kalaba?yna dönü?tü. MFÖ'nün ?arkylaryny hep bir a?yzdan söyleyen ço?kulu izleyenler arasynda sevinçten a?layanlar da görüldü.

Mazhar Fuat Özkan co?kulu konserin sona ermesinin ardyndan gazetecilerin sorularyny yanytlady ve Central Park'ta ilk kez konser verdiklerini söyledi. Mazhar Alanson, ''Bizim için hakikaten aslynda ?anlyurfa konseriyle Central Park konseri fark etmiyor, ama dy?arydan bakty?ym vakit de (Central Park) her zaman çykylacak bir yer de?il, insan kaç kere Central Park'a çykar, o yüzden çok sevindik ve sahneye çykmadan önce de heyecanlandyk. Buradaki seyirci müthi?ti, hep birlikte söylediler bizimle, kendimizi Türkiye'de gibi hissettik'' dedi.

Özkan U?ur ve Fuat Güner de organizasyonun çok iyi oldu?unu belirterek, yapymcy Serdar Ylhan'a çok te?ekkür etti. Fuat Güner Central Park'ta konser deyince aklyna Amerikaly müzik grubu ''Simon & Garfunkel'' ve onlaryn Central Park'ta verdikleri konserin geldi?ini söylerken, Özkan U?ur, Central Park'ta çok ünlü gruplaryn konser verdiklerini, bu yüzden bunun ayry bir heyecany oldu?unu söyledi. Fuat Güner, ''Dünyanyn bütün sanatçylarynyn çykty?y bir yere siz de çykyyorsunuz, bu çok ho? bir ?ey'' diye konu?tu.

SERTAB ERENER & DEMYR DEMYRKAN
Sertab Erener ve Demir Demirkan da konserin ardyndan gazetecilerin sorularyny yanytlady. Demirkan, konserin çok iyi geçti?ini, büyük ilgi oldu?unu ve alanyn çok dolu olmasy nedeniyle pek çok insanyn da dy?aryda kaldy?yny söyledi. Demirkan, konser syrasynda seyircinin olumlu enerjisini hissettiklerini, bunun sahneye yansydy?yny, ''harika bir gün'' ya?adyklaryny belirtti.

Central Park'ta çok büyük konserler izledi?ini belirten Sertab Erener, ''Central Park konseri veriyor olmak çok ho? bir duyguydu, o yüzden de bir ilk olmasy nedeniyle çok heyecanlyydy aslynda'' dedi.

Demir Demirkan, sorular üzerine, ''Painted On Water-Suya Boyanmy?'' grubunu Sertab Erener ile birlikte kurduklaryny, bunun yeni bir proje oldu?unu, Sertab ve kendisinin yeni bir albümü olmady?yny ve çykardyklary son albümün ise ''Painted On Water'' grubunun ilk albümü oldu?unu vurgulady. Demirkan, birkaç yyl içinde grubun ikinci albümün de çykaca?yny söyledi.

Sertab Erener, yaryn Demir Demirkan ile birlikte Türkiye'ye geri döneceklerini, Türkiye'de yo?un bir programyn kendilerini bekledi?ini, yaz sonu ise birlikte New York'a dönüp, Eylül ayynda ABD'nin de?i?ik yerinde 6-7 konser vereceklerini ve turneye çykacaklaryny söyledi.

Demirkan, önce ABD'de çykan son albümlerinin Temmuz ayynda Türkiye'de, ardyndan Avrupa ve Uzak Do?u'da çykaracaklaryny, Yngilizce çykardyklary albümlerinin dünyaya yönelik oldu?unu söyledi. Sertab Erener de ''Painted on Water''projeleri çerçevesinde Demir Demirkan ile dünyayy gezeceklerini
belirtti.

HÜSNÜ ?ENLENDYRYCY
Klarnet sanatçysy Hüsnü ?enlendirici, konser öncesinde yapty?y açyklamada, konserin mimarynyn yapymcy Serdar Ylhan oldu?unu, Ylhan'yn New York'lular için ve Türkiye adyna ABD'de çok iyi i?lere imza atty?yny, Central Park konserinin de bu i?lerden en ba?arylysy oldu?unu ve devam edece?ini belirtti.

Daha önce Central Park'ta daha farkly bir sahnede çaldy?yny belirten ?enlendirici, bu konserin Türkiye için çok önemli oldu?unu ve çok iyi müzisyenlerin bir araya geldi?ini, bunun New Yorklular ve Türkler için iyi bir ?ans oldu?unu söyledi.

EMRE YILMAZ
Genç müzisyen Emre Yylmaz da konser öncesinde gazetecilere Central Park'ta ilk kez çalaca?yny, burada çalmanyn hep hayalini kurdu?unu söyledi.

MFÖ'nün öncesinde sahnede çalmanyn kendisi için çok büyük bir onur oldu?unu belirten Yylmaz, konserde kendi albümünden iki Türkçe parça çalaca?yny söyledi. Yylmaz, hem Türkiye'de, hem de ABD'de müzik çaly?malaryny sürdürdü?ünü ve ''Only Yesterday'' isimli single'yny New York'ta Nisan ayynda çykardy?yny ve single'yn çok güzel ses getirdi?ini söyledi.



VASSILIS SALEAS
Yunanly klarnetçi Vassilis Saleas, konser öncesinde Türk gazetecilere Yunanca yapty?y açyklamada, çok sevinçli oldu?unu, Atina'dan geldi?ini, Türk müzisyenlerle birlikte pek çok kez birlikte çaly?tyklaryny belirtti.

Central Park'ta ''Istanbulive'' konserinin devamly olmasyny istedi?ini belirten Saleas, Central Park'ta ilk kez çaldy?yny, bu yüzden de çok mutlu oldu?unu söyledi. Türkiye'ye çok syk gitti?ini ve orada pek çok kez konser verdi?ini söyleyen Saleas, ''Türk arkada?larymyzla birlikte muazzam bir müzik yapyyoruz, biz karde?iz'' diye konu?tu.

TURYZM ATA?ESY ZÖNGÜR
New York Turizm ve Tanytma Ata?esi Hasan Zöngür, konser öncesinde Türk müzi?inin sesinin New York'ta duyurulaca?yny, Kültür ve Turizm Bakanly?y olarak ''Istanbulive''a ana sponsor olduklaryny kaydetti.

Zöngür, konserde Türkiye'nin en iyi müzisyenlerinin sahne aldy?yny, Türkiye'de çok zengin bir müzik çe?itlili?i oldu?unu belirterek, ''Central Park Summer Stage''yn de son derece prestijli bir mekan oldu?unu söyledi. Zöngür yapymcylar Serdar Ylhan ve Mehmet Dede'ye de ayryca te?ekkür etti.


Source : sabah.com.tr

Kazakh Festival 'Montage of Cinemas' Opens August 3 – 9 at DGA, Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012

The Second "Kazakhstan Montage of Cinemas: Film & Cultural Festival" launches at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles on Aug. 3 for a one-week celebration of Kazakh cinema and culture, including musicians.

The festival is a stellar opportunity for directors, producers, location scouts, and the general public to get an understanding and appreciation of this exotic locale without leaving home.

Sweeping from the Caspian Sea on its Russian border to the Altai Mountain range on the Chinese border, Kazakhstan has a rich nomadic history as well as a powerful current tapestry of cultures. Since gaining independence in 1991, the Central Asian Republic has embraced its remarkable filmmaking past that dates back to the 1930's, when Sergei Eisenstein made his classic “Ivan the Terrible” in this mystic land, and has even given rise to several "New Wave" movements.

Opening night on Aug. 3rd begins with a reception at 7 pm, and includes a program of live entertainment until 11 pm, at the DGA Theater.

Sponsored by Kazakh Geographic Society (KazGeo.kz ), helixfilmsinc.com , the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in Los Angeles, the festival includes Advisory Board Members Steven-Charles Jaffe (GHOST, K19), David Marconi (Screenwriter, ENEMY OF THE STATE), and Ambassador Erlan Idrissov.

Tickets cost $10 (including free parking) can be purchased from the festival’s website. "Kazakhstan Montage of Cinemas: Film & Cultural Festival 2012" will be held Aug. 3 - 9 at the Directors Guild of America on 7920 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, California

For more information, please see www.kazakhfestival.com - KazakhFilmFestLA@gmail.com

Source : HelixFilmsInc.com

Palme D'or for Best Short Film in the 65th Cannes goes to "Sessiz" (Be-Deng)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The 65th Festival de Cannes drew to a close tonight with the closing awards ceremony hosted by Academy Award nominated actress Berenice Bejo.

The top prize was captured yet again by Michael Haneke for his portrait of an elderly couple Amour. This is the second time he has bested Jacques Audiard who was also in competition with De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone). Haneke becomes one of the few two-time Palme d'Or winners alongside Alf Sjoberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Bille August, Emir Kusturica, Shohei Imamura, and Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne and only the second after August to win with consecutive films – his previous Palme d'Or was for his 2009 film Das weiße Band (The White Ribbon).

Matteo Garrone picked up his second Grand Prix for his film Reality. Previously, he had won in 2008 for Gomorrah.

The surprise winner for the Jury Prize was Ken Loach with The Angels' Share. He previously won the Palme d'Or in 2006 with The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

Another previous Palme d'Or winner won Best Screenplay. Cristian Mungiu who made 4 luni, 3 săptămâni ?i 2 zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) returned with După dealuri (Beyond the Hills), and it also shared the Best Actress for its stars Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur.

In spite of the heavy American representation in the selection, the only American film to win a prize was Benh Zeitlin's Un Certain Regard entry Beasts of the Southern Wild which won the Camera d'Or for first film. Last night, it had won the FIPRESCI international critics' prize.

Complete list of winners for the 65th Festival de Cannes

Palme d'Or

Amour, Michael Haneke (France-Germany-Austria)

Grand Prix

Reality, Matteo Garrone (Italy-France)

Jury Prize

The Angels' Share, Ken Loach (U.K.-France-Belgium-Italy)

Best Director

Carlos Reygadas, Post tenebras lux (Light After Darkness) (Mexico-France-Germany-Netherlands)

Best Actress

Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills) (Romania-France-Belgium)

Best Actor

Mads Mikkelsen, Jagten (The Hunt) (Denmark-Sweden)

Best screenplay

Cristian Mungiu, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills) (Romania-France-Belgium)

Caméra d'or

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (U.S.)

PALME D'OR FOR BEST SHORT FILM

SESSYZ-BE DENG (SILENCE), REZAN YE?YLBA?

Source : www.ensonhaber.com



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