The Greenville SCDF office hosted a Turkish Cultural Night with Dr. Alaattin CANBAY from Turkey. He brought his instruments for us to learn about and listen to. He taught about the historical and structural aspects of Turkish Folk as well as other music from that area. Participants were able to practice playing some of the instruments as they were learning about them. Refreshments were also served for all to enjoy afterwards as they enjoyed conversation with eachother.

Alaattin CANBAY, a Turkish Folk Musician and professor at Onsekiz Mart University in Turkey. He will speak about the historical and structural aspects of Turkish Folk Music. Dr. Canbay will also perform from his selections of Turkish Folk Music.
Turkish folk music (Türk Halk Müziği) has combined the distinct cultural values of all those civilizations which have lived in Anatolia and the Ottoman territories in Europe and Asia. It is a unique structure which includes regional differences under one umbrella, giving rise to a wealth and variety the like of which can seldom be seen anywhere else in the world.