Forró a la Turca Festival Istanbul, 2018

Foi bom demais!

Photo by: Mahmut Burak Bürkük...
Photo by: Mahmut Burak Bürkük, bomontiada ALT, Istanbul, 2018

Amazed! Serene! Inspired! Grateful! That is how we feel after an amazing 4 days of festival, while our minds and souls are still dancing. Gratitude to all who has been a part of it!!🙏🙏

We would like to thank all the teachers and musicians who had participated to Forró a la Turca Festival 2018 and brought their passion & joy to our festival. It wouldn’t be the same without you. Thanks Anax Caracol, Marion Lima, Enrique Matos,
Rudolfo Batista Da Silva, Sarah Lein, Wellington Figueiredo, Helio Faria, Marcelo Jordão, Fabiano Santana, Jorge do Rojão & Fábio Cruz…

Thanks to the Ambassador of Brazil in Ankara Eduardo Ricardo Gradilone Neto, Consul General of Brazil in İstanbul Paulo França, Cultural Attache of Brazil in Ankara Lilian Burlamaqui Duarte and Honorary Consul of Brazil in Mersin Cengiz Sönmez for their support for the festival.

Thanks to bomontiada and A Corner in the World / Dünyada Bir Köşe who gave us the chance to realise this dream and take it to another level. Thanks to Latin Dance Project for hosting our opening concert, James Joyce Irish Pub for always opening its doors to us anytime we need, Arsen Lupen for the Sunday party, Kuçe Yemek Kolektifi and Maurizio for the Brazilian Food and Tırmata Beach for our last day beach party…Thanks to İstanbul School of Samba for their great music and energy…

Thanks to the amazing organisation team who has been cooking it all for you; Murat Ünsal, Bengü Gün, Yeşim Koçer, Mert Tuna Akartuna, Elif Yenilmez, Emre Akyüz, Fatma Ciftci, Natalie Hideg, Cevat Berkay Yildirim, Ümit Yasin Kısa, Hilal Eroğlu…And the whole Forro Istanbul community who has proudly hosted and supported the festival.

Thanks to Emre Akyüz who is behind the designs of the festival, Gül Ari for designing our cool t-shirts and Ünal Çalık designing and producing the lovely socks. Thanks to the gourmet food team, Burcu Gün, Enis Aydın, Nihal Eroğlu and the Turkish Cuisine Walking Tour by Ilker Bas. Thanks to Umut Batuhan Kızıltepe for helping us on the sound system and Eren özgören for backing us up during the festival. Thanks to Kutsal Zeren II and Depo Dans for their support. And Başak İlhan & Ersin Odabaşı & Mahmut Burak Bürkük for the photos.