Aşık Veysel commemorated with the “We are on a Long, Thin Road” concert

Famous artists met with music lovers at the concert held in memory of Turkish folk poet Aşık Veysel Şatıroğlu. In the event, which was held on June 7 at Atatürk Cultural Center with the title “We are on a Long, Ince Road”, dedicated to Aşık Veysel, baglama artist Ümit Yılmaz and guest artist Gülay took the stage, accompanied by the Symphonic Anatolian Orchestra conducted by Conductor Turan Sağer. In the concert, 12 works consisting of cult works in the repertoire of the master poet such as “Your Beauty Is Not Worth A Lot”, “If I Go, I’m Sâzım, You Stay in the World Hey”, “I Saw My Mecnunum Leylam”, “Black Earth” and “I’m on a Long and Thin Road” were performed.

The concert organized by VakıfBank, which aims to enrich the cultural and artistic life in Turkey, attracted great attention. Stating that he is proud to take the stage at the concert held in memory of Aşık Veysel, who is regarded as one of the most important representatives of the minstrel tradition in Turkey, the artist Ümit Yılmaz said, “The concert commemorates Aşık Veysel, the great name of the saz poetry tradition, who colored his life full of difficulties with his instrument and words. I am happy to be a part of it.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported this event in order to immortalize such an exceptional value and present it to the audience.” used his statements.

Yetkin Dikinciler, who hosted the night, said, “Aşık Veysel could not see both eyes, but you know that when the eyes do not see, the eyes of the heart are opened to the end. Here we are faced with such an apocalypse. With Ümit Yılmaz, we had a dream dedicated to him.

While I was trying to interpret the spirit of Aşık Veysel, I also tried to interpret myself with his instrument. This sympathy is very valuable to me,” he said. On the 50th anniversary of his death, as part of the Year of Aşık Veysel, the concert titled “Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayiz” staged with the contributions of VakıfBank, the works of the famous poet, born in this land and touching hearts, met with the audience.

Respect to Aşık Veysel exhibition opened in Sivas

2023 has been declared as the “Year of Asik Veysel” by UNESCO as it is the 50th anniversary of Aşık Veysel’s death. Dedicated to this year, the exhibition titled Respect to Aşık Veysel was opened at Sivas Atatürk and Congress Museum.

Caner Kemahlıoğlu was the curator of the exhibition named Respect for Aşık Veysel. While the exhibition takes its visitors on a journey through the dusty shelves of history, it also draws attention by not losing the spirit of modern art. The pre-opening of the Osman Hamdi Bey Chamber, a painter and archaeologist, with a single work, within the framework of the project titled “The First Name Who Brings Museology to Turkey” within the museum, where the exhibition is hosted by Sivas Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism and Sivas Provincial Directorate of National Education. was also carried out.

His work and panels, prepared by Caner Kemahlıoğlu, by adding a new interpretation to his work, which also bears the name “The Tortoise Man”, one of his most important and famous paintings, were presented to the visitors.

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