27 NOVEMBER - 01 DECEMBER 2019

XVIII. ISTANBUL  HARMAN CULTURE

COMPETITION

The aim of this international event is to explain how importance role of love, peace, friendships brotherhood amongst the Children. From this pointed it will be just great pleasure and honor, how amazing atmosphere group’s will representative theirs country, joining in this unique international event. We should always remember hold tightly feelings peace, love, friendships, brotherhood just to live happily in a better World. At the end of this festival when the groups return home gaining a lot of new friends and irreplaceable experience, just wonderful unforgettable great memories.

 HARMAN CULTURE COMPETITIONS   are   open for both amateur chorus groups,  folk dance  - folk music -insturumantal music and  singing groups. Chorus may enter the competition in maximum two categories. Competition Groups can play and sing whatever they like when they will be on their performance place. Chorus may enter the competition in the following categories, with the number of members and the age-limits indicated below.

COMPETITION - PERFORMANCE GROUPS : Children CHORUS Female CHORUS, Male CHORUS, Mixed  CHORUS , FOLK DANCE (groups must wear traditional costumes.)   FOLK MUSIC , MODERN DANCE , BRASBAND MAJORETTE, INSTURMANTAL GROUPS SOLO- DUET DANCE - SINGING GROUPS.  Minimum 6 minutes, Maximum 8 minutes . Al performance will be two categorie CHILDREN  CATEGORIE maximum16 years of age ( can be over 15 till 18, %20 )   ADULT CATEGORIE minumum 16 years of age (  can be less 16, %20 )

 ISCUP PRIZE : Competition-Festival Committee will give Certificate, Medal to the all participants, moreover; plates and souvenirs will be given for each group and per categories 1st, 2nd and 3rd.The following prize money will be awarded to the groups who take the highest marks between all the groups.ISTCUP CUP and prize ....  Chours conditions   rules chorus groups

All groups will perform in ISTANBUL different MINUCIPALITY and its vicinity on the closing day of the competition one or two time open air. All performance groups max 10 minute. rules chorus groups https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OEig2aQ7xs  Chorus Competition

 ***  3 STARS HOTEL 90 / per person/ all Festival time  (3 NIGHTS 4 Days)
120 €
/ per person/ all Festival time  (4 NIGHTS 5 Days) . We will provide to you breakfast + dinner  per day  and accommodation . each room has 2-3   beds, toilet, showers.
If group come more than 30 people one leader free

 **** 4 STARS  HOTEL 105 / per person/ all Festival time  (3 NIGHTS 4 Days)
 130  € / per person/ all Festival time  (4 NIGHTS 5 Days)
. We will provide to you open buffet Brekafast + traditional open buffet  dinner   and accommodation at the 4* hotel centrum in Kadikoy, each room has 2-3 beds, toilet, showers, free internet wifi.  If group come more than 30 people one leader free www.adenotel.com
   

FOR EXTRA DAYS; it is possible to organize, such as; for  euro, 3* hotel 30 euro, 4* hotel 35  euro-per person for one day. in order to pay to hotel reservation; if you want to stay at single room we can arrange it with extra fee Deposit is non-refundable.

P.S: All payments have to be pay in cash (travel-cheque not acceptable) at the first day of the festival. If the group wants to stay at hotel, they should send their deposit (800 Euro) until end of 01 SEPTEMBER 2019  Competition-Festival Committee will give all partcipate  Certifikate, Medal, all groups will give plaket and suveniour .The following prize money will be awarded to 3  chorus  grups who takes the highest marks between all groups.

TRANSPORTATION; If group is going to by PLANE, we are going to hire the bus for their all ground transportations.  Groups will pay this bus cost. Bus, serves throughout the festival dates (Airport transfers, excursions program transfers (group will visit historical area in Europe side only once), and transfers to the field performance). At the first day of the festival transportation fee should be paid to the festival committee. This is the cost of BUS for max. 44 person, totally 1100 €. If group number of participant  less than 20 person bus cost is 950 €

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OEig2aQ7xs&t=42s  CHORUS COMPETITION - STAGE FESTIVAL

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x46P95iUz1U              CHORUS COMPETITION - STAGE FESTIVAL

 https://youtu.be/CD4T6cOjHHI  video Eurasia  http://facebook.com/eurasia.festivals   Eurasia facebook

  www.youtube.com/harmanfolk  stage performance videos

If you interest please send back us the Application form as soon as possible. Meanwhile, send us a few recently photos  and just short brief about your group background too. harman@harmanfolk.com. All payments will be in cash (travel-cheque not acceptable) at the first day of the festival. If the group wants to stay hotel, they should send deposit before festival in order to pay to hotel reservation

  FREE ACTIVITIES

ISTANBUL CHORUS  We offer you a golden opportunity living a natural life in Istanbul which we just called it paradise during a week all groups.   http://www.harmanfolk.com/freeactivities.htm

GRAND BAZAAR: You will be able to see the famous historical and touristy places and shopping at the GRAND BAZAAR, which provide an amusing opportunity of all entertainments of shopping mix the east and west. Grand Bazaar is the oldest art and largest shopping centre in the world, it’s covered more than 30 hectares of the land in this labyrinth system of streets and passages there are more than 18 entrances and approximately 400.000 daily visitors. http://www.theguideistanbul.com/article/grand-bazaar

SULTANAHMET- SAINT SOPHIA TOPKAPI PLACE : Istanbul known as the Capital of Empires was founded 2600 years ago. Approximately.
5 million tourists visit this splendid city every year. You will also be able to notice the affect of Ottoman –Byzantium cultures on every place. You are going to see famous Topkapi place that has served the residence and political headquarter for ottoman sultans for 400 years, Sultanahmet mosque, and Blue mosque and Saint Sophia. http://www.3dmekanlar.com/topkapi_sarayi.htm

 BOSPHORUS BOAT TOUR : We will arrange 4 hours Private Bosporus boat tour,  A traditional excursion by private boat along the waterway (BOSPORUS) its 30 km long separating EUROPE-ASIA will be excellent and full of unforgettable breathtaking sceneries (Music-Dance). Duration in four hours you can not imagine how amusing funs you will havePRIVATE BOAT TOUR    

 SHOPPING CENTERS :You will be able to see public and lux shopping centre

 SPECIAL TOURS YOUR GROUPS:There is a swimming possibility at Marmara sea,If you are interest you can vizit or swimming prince Island , we can arrange special TURKISH BEATH.

Finally we say the ISTCUP ISTANBUL will stay with you for the rest of your life.

III- TRANSPORTATION : Health insurance should be provided by the group itself, groups are responsible theirs own               travel expenses to Istanbul and return. If groups come by plane, we will hire a bus for their transportations from/to     Airport/School and     it cost 1200  Euros Groups will pay it max 45 people. If groups come to the festival by their own bus,            at the period of the        festival they will use their own bus for all ground transportations.

IV- PERFORMANCE : All groups will performance 10-12  minute indoor and outdoor 2  Time. Performances can be with live    music or CD. Please inform us short brief about your group background by the way a few nice photos of your group with attachment file. If you are agree and accept the conditions please fill up Official application form and send it back to us with attachment file.  If you have similar organization in your country, we are willing to take part in 2016. 

What you will have of your leisure time at the period of festival? , here they are: The main goal at the international folklore festival is all the participants who return home to gain a lot of new friends and great memories .

 V. HISTORICAL TOUR :  You will also be able to notice the affect of OTTOMAN – BYZANTIUM cultures. You are going to see famous TOPKAPI PLACE  that has served the residence and political headquarter for ottoman sultans for 400 years, SULTANAHMET MOSQUE, and Blue mosque and SAINT SOPHIA. GRAND BAZAAR :  You will be able to see the famous historical and touristy places and shopping at the GRAND BAZAAR, which provide an amusing opportunity of all entertainment’s of shopping mix the east and west.

PRIVATE BOAT TOUR : A traditional excursion by private boat along the waterway (BOSPHORUS) its 30 km long separating EUROPE-ASIA will be excellent and full of unforgettable breathtaking sceneries. Duration in four hours you can not imagine how amusing funs you will have, let us allow explaining you. You will listen our best pop songs, belly dance music’s. Previously of our festivals this trip was always one of the best free time activities, popular event during the festival all the groups enjoyed  themselves very much. Please have everyone bring their swimming suits for sunbath.

VI - OTHER ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL  : If Participation  groups  want  to see visit one day :  Panaroma 1453( panaromik museum) http://panoramikmuze.com/ – Akvarium turkazoo http://www.turkuazoo.com/tr/  Forum istanbul http://www.forumistanbul.com.tr/ big supermarket shopping centrum. Darica zoo http://www.farukyalcinzoo.com/ 

ISTANBUL INFO      PRIVATE BOAT TOUR  FREE ACTIVITIES OTHER FESTIVALS IN TURKEY

Rasimpasa Mahallesi Macit Erbudak Sokak 34/1 Kadikoy / Istanbul / Turkiye
Tel : 0090 216 346 13 54   -   Fax : 0090 216 346 13 08  
www.harmanfolk.com   -   harman@harmanfolk.com