About Turkish Tunes
Turkish Tunes is a community music event of the Turkish-Canadian Society (TCS). It was held for the first time in 2009 at the Scottish Cultural Centre, in Vancouver BC. The event was proposed during a volunteer meeting of the Society and was approved unanimously. The vision was to reach a wider Canadian audience and introduce the rich genres of Turkish music from Anatolia, the cradle of civilizations. Turkish music is a wonderful synthesis of various ethnic cultures that have been living together in Anatolia for hundreds of years.
The first Turkish Tunes was led by TCS Vancouver Turkish Choir, in 2009. Was repeated in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2022. Turkish Tunes events include choirs, bands, and musicians singing/playing individually or in groups, gives a performance opportunity for all musicians interested in Turkish music. We were not able to stage Turkish Tunes during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are collaborating with the SFUW Cultural Programs as our cultural supporter for the sixth Turkish Tunes. The event will take place at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts – Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre (149 West Hastings St (@Abbott St), Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8), on Saturday, September 9th 2023. We hope that Turkish Tunes will have the Wong Theatre as its new home to welcome larger and more diverse audiences each year and help make BC a more inclusive society that shares the common language of music.