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10Jun

Kaknüs Performance at Mimar Sinan University Summer Festival – June 2014

Kaknüs Ensemble attended to Mimar Sinan Uni. festival for an hour concert on June 7th 2014. Although the group was one of the new names in the program, the concert was one the most appreciated performances in one week festival.…

10May

Entertainment at 1001 Column Cistern – April 2014

20 professional dancers directed by choreographer Cristiane Azem and Cem Nar Gypsy Band performed dances and music at historical Byzantium cistern in Istanbul. The event was a collaboration with Interweave Australia for a conference of 450 international guests. …

10Apr

Galata by Cristiane Azem at TIM Show Center – April 2014

Galata is a performance, directed by Cristiane Azem, that tells the story of Istanbul from the beginning of the city to today. This video is a short version of 2 hour show, it was filmed in TIM Show Center – …

24Jan

Kaknüs Concert – January 2014

Kaknüs Ensemble performed at Bo Sahne – Istanbul.
This song belongs to Turkish folk music master Neşet Ertaş, and it was re-arranged by Mamed Cafarov. This video was recorded by Sevim Dalan and Samed Akman at Bo Sahne concert. …

24Dec

BBC recording Sufi Dance – November 2013

BBC television was at Dede Efendi House for recording “Love – a creative approach to Sufism”. The performance was recorded by BBC team directed by David Moore for a program titled “BBC Religion and Ethics”…

24Nov

Drom at Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall – November 2013

Drom, directed by Cristiane Azem, was performed at CRR Theater on November 7th, 2013. Spanish flamenco master Manuel Reyes and the gypsy musicians of Ahırkapı from Istanbul were the guest artists for this special performance. The show was sold out …

24Mar

Hellmann International Events – March 2013

Istanbul Dance Ensemble, Kaknüs Ensemble and a Dj Trio presented entertainment for Hellmann Logistics Meeting at Ceylan Intercontinental and Suada on March 13rd and 14th, 2013. …

24Dec

Paniagua Quartet at Mayor Synagogue – December 2012

Andalucian music of Tres Culturas was presented by Eduardo Paniagua Quartet at the oldest synagogue in Istanbul. Choreographer and dancer Cristiane Azem performed the Andalucian dances with the quartet. Mayor Synagogue was re-opened for the second time after 40 years …

24Nov

Performance in Bangalore India – November 2012

12 artists (musicians, dervishes and dancers) travelled to India for a wedding event that took place at Bangalore Palace. …

24Oct

Performance for World Crafts Council in India – October 2012

The opening ceremony of World Crafts Meeting in Chennai was done by our Sufi Group in October 2012. The event was supported by Indian Ministry of Textiles. …