If you follow our blog regularly and like our Facebook page, you’ll know that we loved the recent Fethiye Culture and Arts Festival. We enjoyed a low key afternoon in Kayaköy, listening to the musicians- and a major part of the festival was the consecutive nights of World Music which took place in Beşkazı Meydanı on Fethiye harbour. We went along to the final evening…
If this festival can take place every year, Fethiye is going to become firmly placed on Turkey’s cultural events map because the whole event was just fantastic. During that final night, we were torn between just sitting back and enjoying the show or taking photos and videos. Photos and videos won the day – not surprisingly – and we now have a Facebook album of each act that performed on the night.
While I was taking photos, Barry was busy filming each act and, over the last few days, has put together a dedicated playlist on YouTube for anyone to watch. The first video is a couple of minutes long and is a fun montage of the night – and then each video after that is a full length track performed by each act.
(If you are reading this in your email or in a reader, you might need to click through to the Fethiye World Music blogpost to view the video or you can watch it on YouTube.)
Thanks to events like the one in Fethiye and the following social media updates, performers like this can get more recognition. There are already many videos on YouTube from the Fethiye World Music Festival that are being shared around the various social media outlets and we’ll be, and have been, happily passing them along. This playlist is our contribution to that and, if you couldn’t be there on any of the nights, hopefully you can get a feel for the atmosphere of the final show.
If you enjoy any or all of the videos, please give them a share so others can enjoy them, too. Thanks for watching – and thanks again to all the organisers of the Fethiye Kültür ve Sanat Günleri. We’re already looking forward to next year!