A Cultural Rendezvous

Published: 02nd March 2015 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd March 2015 06:06 AM   |  A+A-


Indialogue Foundation an action-oriented dialogue and peace foundation celebrated the Indian and Turkish culture by organizing Indo-Turkish Cultural Extravaganza and spread the message of peace and harmony at the historic and picturesque Taramati Baradari.

The cultural fete comprised an exotic food festival which showcased traditional Turkish recipes and their modern interpretations with the glorious and bold flavours of Turkey. The festival served a showcase of exquisite tastes, elevated cuisines and exceptional ambiance. With renowned Turkish Chef Abdullah, who is the head chef at Ala Turka Doner Kebab, treated the Hyderabadis to the Turkish Doner Kebab and a very special selection of Baklava sweet--the life of Turkish cuisine.

The festival not only showcased an array of gastronomic treats but also infused cultural elements with soulful Sufi dance performances by Serkan Kamaci and his group Zuhurat.

A splendid flute performance by Neyzen with the authentic Sufi flute (made of reed cane) left the crowd spell bounded. This was followed by a special instrumental performance by Gulbey Caliskan, Ahmet Sezgin, Aykut Sezgin, Muhammet Duzcan and Ugur Kokdemir. Their stirring music left the audience wanting for more.

Any cultural event of Turkey is never complete without a display of the Turkish Calligraphy. At the festival the masters of the art, showcased their authentic and mesmerizing work. A selection of Indian folk numbers was also played to bring in the desi tadka to the Indo Turkish cultural festival.

Speaking about the Festival, Osman Kayaoglu, director, Hyderabad chapter of Indialogue Foundation said, “The Indo-Turkish Cultural and Food festival is an effort to display the harmony of both Indian and Turkish culture. We have tried to showcase the best Turkish food, dance and music for people to enjoy. The festival is an initiative to spread the message of peace, harmony and brotherhood.”

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