7th Gala Concert, Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Theatre

Nine artist groups from the Pan-Asian spectrum

Featuring Julliard School pianist Dr. Shoshana Telner, mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah, fusion instrumentalist Mel M'rabet, modern dancer Jeffrey Chan of Toronto, jazz-pianist Peter Hum, Oto-Wa Taiko drummers and colorful Indonesian dancers and music ensemble, ever popular Himig Pilipino Choral ensemble and dynamic Turquoise Folk Dance of Ottawa


Turquoise Folk Dance Group of Ottawa


Each region in Turkey has its own unique dance styles and rhythms, and each dance has its own music, steps and costumes. Dancers are performed in groups of couples, by men alone or by women alone, and are a highlight of fesivals , weddings, cremonies and seasonal holidays. Each dnace expresses a different theme, subh as courage, and communicates stories adn tradkitions from one generation to the next.

Photo: Edwin Lee Designs

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