December 10, 2023

Music on Fire at Bellapais Abbey

By Engin Dervişağa……..

It’s that time of the year when you look back at what you have done and achieved and so I have decided to transmit again the Vox Pop show, when I went along with my camera crew to the Bellapais Abbey to record last year’s great Music on Fire musical extravaganza by Ateş and Diva.  This show was planned to raise donations for the Kemal Saracoglu Foundation for Children with Leukemia and Cancer and A Clean Cyprus.

A visit to Bellapais Abbey is always a special treat and on this occasion we were not disappointed to find the stage decorated with props and great lighting with wispy smoke now and then creating that air of mystery as the performers came onto the stage with loud applause after each performance.

This wonderful show at Bellapais Abbey had been produced by Demetra George Mustafaoğlu with assistance from Hatice Salih Kerimgil and Ece Sualp and this was the fourth of the Ateş & Diva – Music on Fire concerts, the first being at the Abbey in 2016, the second at Pera Palas in Istanbul and the third in Kas in Turkey.

With Demetra was her good friend Nuri Harun Ateş, together with Demetra’s protégée Peri Sualp who gave outstanding performances. The artists were accompanied by Önder Cebeci on piano and Muhareem Cemoğlu violincello, and dancing by Evgenia Zhilskaya, with a surprise cameo appearance by Can Gazi of Bayrak Radio and Television.

My interview with these great people will be screened on  Sunday 7th January at 20.00pm and repeated on Tuesday 9th January at 18.30pm and Friday 12th January at 20.00pm so do tune in to join me on  my show, Vox Pop on BRT2 Television. This programme was edited and Turkish sub titles added by Kut Adali

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