David's Harp Ensemble Plays at Penn Museum's World Culture Day, Turkish Delight

Category: Performance & Event

Length: 54:40

Film Description On Saturday, September 26th, the Penn Museum celebrated all things Turkish with a new exhibition opening and World Culture Days event. The opening of "His Golden Touch: The Gordion Drawings of Piet de Jong", and "Turkish Delight!" event brought a mixed crowd of students, families, and members of the Turkish community. The festivities kicked off with a ribbon cutting with the Turkish Consulate General of NY's Cultural Attache Ms. Nihan Bekar, and the President of the Turkish American Friendship Society of the US (TAFSUS) Mr. Ibrahim Onaral.

Highlights of the day included an Ebru workshop by Richard Aldorasi teaching the Turkish art of cloud painting, and an amazing musical performance by David's Harp Ensemble spanning the musical realm of Turkish pop songs, to classical, and folk pieces. The band leader, Joseph Alpar, is now an ethnomusicologist.

Food, lectures, art, music, and crafts rounded out a lively celebration that brought visitors in touch with both the past and present culture of Turkey.

Penn Museums popular World Culture Days series is designed to introduce visitors of all ages to the rich cultural traditions found throughout the Museums galleries, and throughout the world.

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum has sent more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world. We are located at 3260 South Street (across from Franklin Field), Philadelphia, PA 19104. For general information call (215) 898-4000.
Video Category Performance & Event

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