As happens here - we got a last minute invite to attend a special concert from the Choir of World Civilizations. I appologize ahead of time for the lack of quality in the video but the song and the solo singer is amazing so it's well worth the listen/watch. For those of you who don't know, the Choir has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and encompasses religious songs from all the local religious groups here in Antakya. The choir is actually being studied at length by my musically talented friend Chris who can offer a much more sophisticated view of their performance. For me - it would have been nice to have a program with the names of the songs listed. As I don't speak any of the languages - it was enjoyable yet I feel I really missed out on the experience.
I am a graduate student in history/anthropology. I have a deep love for all things ancient and religious and would spend all my time wandering dusty old tombs and castles if they would fund me. I am currently in Hatay, Turkey working, researching and just enjoying the summer. ... full info
Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt...more info