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Jul11

9. ANNUAL GREEN YAYLA CULTURE, ARTS AND ENVİRONMENT FESTİVAL

“RECYCLİNG AND GARBAGE” AS THEME

Gola NGO annually organizes village festivals in the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey, in the foothills of Kaçkar Mountains. Since the beginning of its journey in 2005, Gola aims to promote the local values and cultural inheritance. According to this notion, it focused on different issues as themes during the last 8 years of the festival as Rural Architecture, Rivers, Stones, Medicinal Plants, Cows, Traditional Fruits, Bees and Traditional Beekeeping. And now, Gola proudly announces this year’s theme as “Recycling And Garbage”.

The festival will be held in Fırtına Valley, Ardeşen, Rize on 15th-17th of the August, 2014.

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Aug20

(Türkçe) 8. Yeşil Yayla Kültür Sanat ve Çevre Festivali 16-17-18 Ağustos 2013′te Rize ve Artvin’deydi.

 “Arılar ve Geleneksel Arıcılık” temasının işlendiği 8. Yeşil Yayla Kültür Sanat ve Çevre Festivali, Arhavi’nin Kamilet Vadisi’nde, Hopa’nın Başköy (Mxigi) köyünde ve Rize Fındıklı’nın Cennet (Ç’enneti’) köyünde olmak üzere üç gün boyunca doğayla ve sanatla dopdolu bir şekilde yaşandı. Festival katılımcıları  düzenlenen çevre gezileri, dans, yemek, vs atolyeleri konserler ve daha bir çok etkinlikle doyasıya eğlendiler.

 “Arılar ve Geleneksel Arıcılık” temasının işlendiği 8. Yeşil Yayla Kültür Sanat ve Çevre Festivali, Arhavi’nin Kamilet Vadisi’nde, Hopa’nın Başköy (Mxigi) köyünde ve Rize Fındıklı’nın Cennet (Ç’enneti’) köyünde olmak üzere üç gün boyunca doğayla ve sanatla dopdolu bir şekilde yaşandı. Festival katılımcıları  düzenlenen çevre gezileri, dans, yemek, vs atolyeleri konserler ve daha bir çok etkinlikle doyasıya eğlendiler.

 “Arılar ve Geleneksel Arıcılık” temasının işlendiği 8. Yeşil Yayla Kültür Sanat ve Çevre Festivali, Arhavi’nin Kamilet Vadisi’nde, Hopa’nın Başköy (Mxigi) köyünde ve Rize Fındıklı’nın Cennet (Ç’enneti’) köyünde olmak üzere üç gün boyunca doğayla ve sanatla dopdolu bir şekilde yaşandı. Festival katılımcıları  düzenlenen çevre gezileri, dans, yemek, vs atolyeleri konserler ve daha bir çok etkinlikle doyasıya eğlendiler.

Jul24

8th GREEN YAYLA CULTURE ARTS & ENVIRONMENT FESTIVAL

This year the theme of the 8th Green Yayla Culture, Arts and Environment Festival is “Bees and Traditional Beekeeping” which is organized annually by the GOLA Culture, Arts and Ecology NGO in Eastern Black Sea Region.

Festival will meet with the local people and participants in various villages of Artvin and Rize on 16th, 17th and 18th of August 2013. Gola NGO has dedicated the festival to the memory of İlyas Can, an omniscient of nature and traditional beekeeper who died in a tragic accident last year.

First day is in the Kamilet Valley – Arhavi, second day in  the Başköy (Mxigi) village – Hopa, third day in  the Cennet (Ç’enneti’) village – Rize, Fındıklı, are all locations where the festival will take place. Thematic events of the festival stand out: such as extracting honey from hives, various food types prepared from honey, traditional hive construction and placement on a tree, LandArt exhibition curated by Denizhan Özer.

Producing, working and performing on stage with the intensity of the bees in a hive, Kardeş Türküler music group is preparing to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a great concert at the foothills of Kackar Mountains.

Gola Laz Folk Music Children’s Choir, EBRULİ Rhythm Group of Deniz Yıldızı Association of People with Mental Disabilities from Ordu, Re-Cycle and Rhythm Atelier by Şafak Velioğlu,  Emre Pehlivanlar & Ali Baran Concert, Bagpipe and Erbane (Tambourine) Concert are among the intriguing activities of the festival. Annual “Blacksea Women’s Stage” concerts will continue to take place this year with special workshops and performance of the BGST Women Musicians and BGST Dancers.

To attend the Green Yayla Festival which will take place in 3 villages in 3 days please check the web pages of either GOLA NGO or Green Yayla Festival.

web: www.golader.org    www.yaylafest.org

e-mail: golader@gmail.com

GSM: 0537 4852302

Jun21

(Türkçe) Karadeniz Kadın Sahnesi’nde KITKA ve Laz Kadın Sanatçılar Buluşuyor!

 

 

Gola Kültür, Sanat ve Ekoloji Derneği; uzun zamandır Doğu Karadenizde sürdürdüğü sanatsal etkinliklerine bir yenisini daha ekliyor. Balkan, Doğu Avrupa, Rusya ve Kafkas kadın söyleme gelenekleri ve yerleşik müzikleri araştırarak çalışmalar yapan Amerikalı kadın vokal grubu KITKA, geleneksel Laz müziği üzerine atölyeler yapmak için Arhavi’ye geliyor.

Yaptıkları farklı kültür müziklerini bugüne kadar 7 albümde toplayan KITKA; Gola Derneği’nin evsahipliğinde geleneksel Laz müziği söyleme teknikleri çalışacak. Ve tüm çalışma süreci 5 Temmuz akşamı müzisyen Birol Topaloğlu’nun Arhavi’de açtığı yeni mekanı Ezmoce Köy Evi’nde sahnelenecek.

KİTKA ile beraber sahnede; Laz kadın sanatçılar; Eka (S. Refika Kadıoğlu), Dalepe Nena Grubu’ndan Mine Kalaycı, Elif Taşkın, Yasemin Taşkın, Burcu Demir’in yanısıra Mabira Güler Topaloğlu ve Gürcistan’ın sınır köyü Sarpi’de yaşayan Sarpuli Trio grubunun kurucu solistlerinden Lily Abdulisi yer alacak.

Gola Derneği’nin düzenlediği Yeşil Yayla Kültür, Sanat ve Çevre Festivalinde uzun yıllardır devam eden “Karadeniz Kadın Sahnesi” kapsamında gerçekleştirilecek etkinlik; 5 Temmuz akşamı, saat 19.00’da Ezmoce Köy Evinde sizleri bekliyor olacak.

 

www.golader.org

İletişim: 0537 4852302

golader@gmail.com

Jun06

8TH ANNUAL GREEN YAYLA CULTURE, ARTS AND ENVIRONMENT FESTIVAL PROGRAM

August 16th, 17th and 18th 2013

The Kackar Mountain Environs

 Friday, August 16th Arhavi / Artvin

Kamilet Valley, Mencuna Restaurant $ Café

Traditional Food Preparation: Foods Made with Honey

Documentary Film Showing: Life of Ilyas Can

OPEN AIR DISCUSSIONS

Sharing of Experiences: Drawing of Honey from Traditional Karakovan Bee Hives

Sharing of Knowledge: Professor Dr. Sevgi Kolayli, Characteristics of Chesnutt Honey and Honey of “Craze”

Hiking Through the Kamilet Valley (This hike requires prior reservation:

0537 485 2302)

Arhavi AGM (Arhavi Performance Center)

Performance: Gola Children’s Chorus

Concert: Kardes Turkuler

Saturday, August 17th Hopa / Artvin

Baskoy (Mxigi) Village

 

Black Sea Women’s Stage: Women Musicians from BGST

Dance Workshop: BGST Dance Troupe

OPEN AIR DISCUSSIONS

Sharing of Experiences: Slow Food Firtina Team, Honey as Show Food

Guest: Yusuf Coskun

Sharing of Knowledge: The Effects of Climate Change on Bees

Land Art Exhibit: “Suspended in the Air”

Curator: Denizhan Ozer

Concert: Emre Pehlivanlar & Ali Baran

Sunset at Hopa

Sunday, August 18th Findikli / Rize

Cennet (C’enneti) Village, Sabapxur Flats

 

OPEN AIR DISCUSSIONS

Sharing of Experiences: Hand Building a Traditional Karakovan Bee Hive

Sharing of Experiences: Placement of the Karakovan Bee Hive on a Tree

Sharing of Experiences: Traditional Materials and Tools Used in Beekeeping

PERFORMANCE: Safak Velioglu, Youth Workshop, “Rhythm with Recycled Materials”

PERFORMANCE: EBRULI Rhythm Group of Mentally Disabled from Ordu

PERFORMANCE: Gola Children’s Chorus

CLOSING CONCERT: Emre Pehlivanlar & Ali Baran

Firat Alkis and Kadir Peltek will be performing throughout the festival with TULUM & ERBANE

Mar28

8th annual GREEN YAYLA Culture, Arts & Environment Festival is Coming!

 

GOLA Culture, Arts and Ecology NGO is getting ready to organize the 8th Annual Green Yayla Culture, Arts and Environment Festival in the Eastern Black Sea region on August 16th, 17th and 18th 2013. Each year Gola chooses a theme pertinent to the region’s life and habitat, and this year the theme of the festival will be BEES and TRADITIONAL BEEKEEPING, which the local community member are deeply interested.

Following the festival theme, GOLA NGO will focus on a cultural journey of beekeeping, agro-biocultural changes in time, traditional methods and different aspects on bee keeping.

Festival Organization Committee shapes the theme with new events & activities interacting with local people, academicians and bee co-operatives.

We will soon announce the program and other related news from this website.

Besides, this year, festival will be dedicated to İLYAS CAN who conveyed his environmental and bee keeping experiences to us and contributed greatly to the festival. We tragically lost him last year.

Oct05

LAZURİ VİSİNAPAMT / 3rd SEASON

We proudly present our two year old “Lazuri Visinapamt- We are speaking Laz” activity to you and meeting for its third season.

First workshop will take place on 15th October 2012 Monday at 19:00

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Sep24

International Black Sea Music and Arts Festival on October 12th and 13 th 2012 at the Kadir Has University in İstanbul


The first year of the International Black Sea Music and Arts Festival will feature mostly but not exclusively women artists from the participating countries and cultures of Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, Macedonia, Armenia and Georgia. Supporting the regional cultural rejuvenation by dialogue among artists and will be the focus of the festival by initiating the “Black Sea Cultural Exchange Platform”.

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Sep17

The 7th Green Yayla Festival Has Ended with Unforgettable Memories!

The 7th Green Yayla Culture, Arts and Environment Festival started with the steps of long-legged lady Özlem Durmaz in her very interesting costume and the magnificent sounds and rhythms of bagpipe by the talented piper Eda Şatır in a glowing march at the opening ceremony.


All said hello to the festival with the artists, Gola Team and the participants from all four sides of Turkey and the world, and with a broad participation of people from Arhavi at the meeting point of the festival, Arhavi Cumhuriyet Square. The festival people were on the way to Lome (Yolgeçen) Village. After a short speech of Refik Lakerta on fruit trees and the performance of Özlem Durmaz while picking with the help of ‘gudeli’ (type of a local basket), the festival people reached the festival area by crossing the brooks and green hills.

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Jun04

7th Green Yayla Festival

The Theme of the 2012 7th Annual Green Yayla Culture, Arts and Environment Festival in the Kaçkar Mountains is Traditional Fruits
 

This year’s program for the 2012 7th Green Yayla Culture, Arts and Environment Festival organized annually around a different theme by Gola Culture, Arts and Ecology NGO is full of surprises.