Nevruz is produced by New York based Serdar Ilhan Presents. Ilhan has presented Turkish, Mediterranean and World music in the US for 15 years.
Over 150 musicians and dancers from 11 different Turkic nations will be uniting for the epic US debut concert series Nevruz. The concert celebrates the New Year holiday Nevruz, observed in most part of Eurasia. The word Nevruz is of Persian origin and is a combination of the words “ nev” (new) and “ruz” (day), meaning new day. According to the old Persian calendar, it is the first day of the year and regarded as the start of spring, when the sun enters the house of Aries. Nevruz, which each society celebrates in forms peculiar to itself, still exists with traditional celebrations throughout Anatolia and Central Asia. The countries and regions represented in Nevruz are: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, The Republic of Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and regions of the Russian Federation. This US debut concert will be a colorful display of each region’s unique, traditional customs, costumes, music and dance.
Nevruz will stage three performances while in the U.S.: March 24th at the UN General Assembly, the 26th at New York City’s Town Hall and the 28th in Washington D.C. at Lincoln Theater.
Attending States are: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Gagauzia (Republic of Moldova), Crimea (Ukraine), Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation), The Republic of Bashkortostan (Russian Federation), The Tuva (Russian Federation), Hakkassia (Russian Federation).
The concert is presented by TURKSOY, The International Organization of Turkic Culture, whose primary focus is to maintain and strengthen the existing common cultural presence of Turkic peoples, living in different
countries in Eurasia. TURKSOY seeks to support the common language, history, culture among these people.