Heidi Trautmann

Oct 9 - Cypress Classica Concert at Karaman Church

On Saturday, October 9 at 20:00, Cypress Classica will play to us Turkish Cypriot Folk Music with a classical touch. When I first heard them I had my friend Ismet Tatar sitting next to me and she cried out over one or the other piece,  that her mother and grandmother had sung those tunes to them.

The group Cypress Classica was first founded by Oskay Hoca, Fikri Toros and Osman Cankoy in January 2008. Their aim is to reintroduce the very old traditional Turkish Cypriot folk songs, especially to the younger generations by using classical instruments with a contemporary polyphonic understanding. Oskay Hoca has made the musical arrangements and it is also their aim for future concerts to introduce the audience to the background of the folk songs, at what occasions the songs were sung and where they stemmed from.


The musicians are: Petek Cankoy (vocal), Ayse Sadik (violoncello) the chef Oskay Hoca  (composer , oboe) Fikri Toros (piano) Osman Cankoy (guitar and vocal) Eralp Adanir (percussion) and Mustafa Fegon (violin).


There is no ticket sale but every guest is free to donate something at the door of the church which will go towards the cost of painting the church exterior and helping Turkish Cypriot students with university fees.


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