Melodi Var Öngel, Ahmet Şafak Çizmaz, Umut Akdağ, Paşa Güven from Istanbul, members of the music band United Harmonies, will be supported with the travel grant to visit Yerevan to learn about local instruments, local singers, composers and folk songs.
Melodi Var Öngel
“After this experience, I learned that you can always invite people to see the beauties and goodness in something that they are not familiar with or they don’t feel close to. Huge step to reach peace is to trust and respect the cultures we have prejudices against or we nurse a grudge against. Once we can understand what ‘Beyond borders’ means for these two cultures, we can actually understand how we are so close to each other.”