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Mehter Band Created A Tremendous Impressıon in Los Angeles

13 June 2013, Thursday

ANKARA TEAM WAS GIVEN SYMBOLIC GIFTS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION AT ANATOLIA CULTURE AND FOOD FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES ORANGE COUNTRY


los_angeles_330_20052013.jpgAnkara Metropolitan Municipality represented Turkey abroad, giving a rich entertainment of local values to the homesick citizens. Mehter Band representing Capital Province Ankara at the fourth Anatolian Culture and Food Festival held in different states of the USA was the star of four days event.

The most impressive event of the festival where all civilizations of Anatolia from past to the day were exhibited, Turkish culture and food were offered at many stands and Turkish people abroad satisfied their longing for home town was Ankara’s pride Mehter Band.

Metropolitan Municipality Mehter Band participated in the Festival with a crowded team of 40 people and took stage 3 times a day conquered the hearts of Los Angeles, center of show business and entertainment. Mehter Band presented historic values of Turkey to the visitors most of which are the Americans filling up festival area received great applaud for each show.

Successful culture band of Metropolitan Municipality approached to the Topkapı Palace model by Mehter Marching, and surprised Americans with their impressive show constituted of 6-7 parts in front of the palace theme.

Most of the visitors watched Mehter show live for the first time and took many pictures and videos to eternize the unforgettable moments.

 

- THANKS TO ANKARA AT OFFICIAL CEREMONY

Ankara was officially represented by a group of town mayors and Metropolitan Municipality Council members and bureaucrats as well as Mehter Band at Los Angeles Orange Country Exhibition Area for 4 days from 10:00 in the morning until 22:00 at night between the dates of 16-19 May. Ankara team was welcomed with great interest at the festival, and many thanks given for the participation.

Mamak Municipality Mayor Mesut Akgül, Pursaklar Municipality Mayor Selçuk Çetin and Çubuk Municipality Mayor Lokman Özden represented the official council on stage.

 Pursaklar Municipality Mayor Selçuk Çetin was requested to make a speech and said “We brought greetings of Ankara people and our honorable Mayor Melih Gökçek in Ankara. Today, we are at this beautiful festival organized by Pasifica Institute. The values we believe come from a civilization that respects the created because of the creator. It is not only the physical structure of the city but the culture of life that constitutes a civilization. That is what we see here at this square. Unity, solidarity and coalescence forms a city, urbanism and culture”. Çetin greeted all visitors in the area on behalf of Ankara team and Mehteran Band, and thanked to many volunteers contributed to the organization.

Pasifica Institute authorities presented a symbolic gift to remind California to Pursaklar Municipality Mayor Çetin, Mamak Municipality Mayor Akgül and Çubuk Municipality Mayor Özden for their contribution.