Tuesday, November 28, 2006
By Enis Tabak - Zaman Online - Istanbul, Turkey
Saturday, September 9, 2006
Ahmet Ozhan, one of Turkey’s leading Sufi and folk music singers, was welcomed by a massive audience in Kosovo.
Ozhan had been invited to Kosovo by the Istanbul Foundation.
He sang old and new songs from Turkish Sufi music, accompanied by a performance from the whirling dervishes.
Responding to journalists’ questions before the 4,000-person concert, Ozhan said: “We came here for our brothers to sing Sufi music along with our friends. I am happy to be here with the people of Kosovo. The country is undergoing a healing process. Although we have been away for some time, we want to enjoy being together now. It is a place that I have visited several times over the past 25 years.”
The presence of German soldiers of the KFOR Peace Force at the concert received much notice as well.