Welcome to the 22nd Boston Turkish Festival: "Colors of Anatolia"
October 29 - December 15, 2017

Boston Turkish Festival, which was founded in 1996, is a unique festival which lasts more than a month and it is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The festival theme, “Colors of Anatolia”, reflects the diversity and richness of Turkish culture, ranging from fine arts, dance, music, film to culinary arts. This year, once again, we are proud to present to you another high caliber festival.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017
12:30 pm
City Hall Plaza
Boston

FESTIVAL OPENING

Opening of the 22nd Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival.

November 2 - 12, 2017

DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Enjoy this rare opportunity to view films of the competition, the first of its kind o rganized in North America. Celebrating its 12th year, the competition has already transformed to a great tradition where Bostonians are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers first hand.

COMPETITION FINALISTS AND SCREENING SCHEDULE

Opening Night: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 | 7:30pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Turkish Way
THE TURKISH WAY

Dir. Luis González | 86min. | 2016
In Catalan, Spanish, French, English, and Turkish with English subtitles.
Featuring acclaimed chefs Sabiha Apaydın, Maksut Askar, Mehmet Gürs.

Introductory remarks by acclaimed chef Ana Sortun of Oleana & Sarma Restaurants, Sofra Bakery & Café.

 

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ANTIOCH CIVILIZATIONS CHOIR (Antakya Medeniyetler Korosu)

Film screening followed by the opening reception and a special performance by the Antioch Civilizations Choir (Antakya Medeniyetler Korosu). more...

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November 3 - December 15, 2017
Boston University Howard Thurman Center
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Art Exhibition

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by Lütfi Karaaslan

Lutfi Karaaslan

Reception with the Artist: Friday, November 3, 2017 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00 pm

Boston University Food and Wine Program
BY ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLY
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FLAVORS OF ANATOLIA

with Cara Chigazola-Tobin
Chef-owner of Honey Road, Burlington, VT

Flavors of Anatolia

Join us for a very special culinary event of Turkish food and wine tasting

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Friday, November 17, 2017
7:00 pm

Boston University, GSU Auditorium
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

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Concert
LINES - Songs from the Mediterranean & Latin America
by Alper Tuzcu & Friends

Alper Tuzcu & Friends

Guitar/ Voice Alper Tuzcu - Istanbul, Turkey
Voice Enya Lim - Singapore
Violin Bengisu Gökçe - Istanbul, Turkey
Bass Carlo De Biaggio - Udine, Italy
Percussion Juan Pablo Tello - Cali, Colombia

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Sunday, December 10, 2017
4:00 pm
Boston University, GSU Alley
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Free Admission. ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
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COLORS OF ANATOLIA: DANCE WORKSHOP
by Ahmet Lüleci
Choreographer, Performer, Dance Teacher

Ahmet Luleci Dance Workshop

Come and join us as we celebrate rich and diverse heritage of Anatolian folk dances through this workshop. Don't miss this this rare opportunity to learn new dances from internationally acclaimed choreographer Ahmet Lüleci.

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IN THE NEWS

Boston Belgesel ve Kısa Film Yarışması “Antakya Medeniyetler Korosu” Konseri ile Başladı
TurkishNY | November 4, 2017

Boston hosts Turkish Culture and Art Festival
Daily Sabah | November 2, 2017

22. Boston Türk Kültür ve Sanat Festi̇vali̇ Coşkuyla Açıldı
TurkishNY | 31 Ekim 2017

22. Boston Türk Kültür ve Sanat Festivali Başladı
Haberler | 30 Ekim 2017

ABD'de 22. Boston Türk Kültür ve Sanat Festivali Başladı
Star | 30 Ekim 2017

Boston’da Türk Festivali
Skylife | Ekim 2017

Turkish Festival in Boston
Skylife | October 2017

There's friendly competition and there's fighting back
by Peter Keough | Boston Globe | October 27, 2017

 

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