KashanConsidered one of the most important clarinet virtuosos in the world, trained by Serkan Cagrivisited the Keşan City Museum with Keşan Mayor Mustafa Helvacıoğlu and made statements about the fact that the hospital where he was born is being converted into a museum.
During this visit, Çağrı also expressed his views on the “Keşan 1st Hıdırellez and Dallık Festival” program organized by Keşan Municipality and which attracted great interest from both Keşan and the people of the region.
Serkan Çağrı stated that he was very happy that the Old Hospital Building, where he was born, was organized by the Keşan Municipality as the Keşan City Museum.
“KESAN 1st HIDIRELLEZ AND DALLIK FESTIVAL
INTEGRATED WITH THE REGION IN ITS AIR”
Stating that the biggest entertainment activities held together in Keşan are Dallık entertainments and that it is a very good idea and application by Keşan Municipality to transform it into a Festival, Serkan Çağrı said, “As the people of Keşan, we were happiest together at the picnic event we held in Keşan on the branch day. My best memories and memories of my childhood have always been in Dallık entertainment. Keşan 1st Hıdırellez and Dallık Festivals organized by Keşan Municipality was a very beautiful and meaningful event. I am very happy to be a part of this event. This year the event was held for the 1st time. I find this festival work of Keşan Municipality very important. It was an event that everyone should know, see and hear from the surrounding provinces and districts, from all over Turkey, and even from abroad. Hıdırellez and Dallık became integrated with the region in a festive mood. I think that every year people will flock to the region for this event. I am one of those who believe that this event should continue in the coming years.” said.
“WE HAVE THE HISTORY AND TRADITION OF KEŞAN IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WAY
A GREAT SERVICE TO KEŞAN TO SHOW AT THE MUSEUM”
Emphasizing that he finds the Keşan City Museum works carried out by the Keşan Municipality in Keşan extremely important, Çağrı said, “Keşan is a city that should always be remembered and known not only for its surroundings and beauties, but also for the history it has brought from the past to the present. Keşan gives more importance to its own cultural values and cultural riches day by day. He continues to carry out different and interesting works in order to exhibit all these riches that he cares about. Museum work is one of them. It is a great service for Keşan to show the history and tradition of Keşan in the best way possible in the museum. The place used as Keşan City Museum has a very special importance for me. This area is the place where I was born, where I opened my eyes to the world, like many of my fellow countrymen. The hospital where I was born becomes a museum. Previously, this hospital was used as a field hospital during the Çanakkale Wars. He played a very important role in the treatment of soldiers behind the front. Keşan City Museum will be a project that is integrated with the region and the city, as I have heard from Keşan Municipality Mayor Mustafa Helvacıoğlu. With its Hospital Street arrangement, nostalgic tram, road and landscaping arrangements, it will be one of the areas that not only the people of Keşan but also those who come to visit Keşan would like to see. Keşan Municipality works to be carried out in this region will have a great share in the promotion of the city. Such services will enable Keşan to become a leading city thanks to Keşan Municipality. This will be a great source of pride not only for those living in the city but also for the people of Keşan living abroad.” he said.
“HELVACIOĞLU BROUGHT FROM KEŞAN’S BOTTOM,
TO BRING LOCAL VALUES TO DAY
A PERSON WHO WORKS WITH LIVES”
Underlining that Keşan Municipality is a municipality that defends its local values, Çağrı said that he has very good dialogues with Keşan Mayor Mustafa Helvacıoğlu and said: person. I know that Keşan rolled up his sleeves to carry out important works for the development and promotion of his own talents. I, too, have meetings and exchanges with our President, Mustafa Helvacıoğlu, about what we can add to the city musically. We share information about musical trainings, artistic activities and events. Keşan is a very talented city musically. We need to loudly announce the existence of these talents. Talents are one of the most important features and richness of a city to be announced not only nationally but also worldwide. Keşan is also a brand city in terms of musical talent. Keşan’s musical success is well known to both the country and the world. As one of the role models in this field, I proudly describe and represent my hometown of Keşan all over my country and the world. My wish is that more Serkan Çağrı’s would be raised than Keşan. This musical wealth, knowledge and talent should be heard everywhere. Our Keşan Municipality, under the leadership of our Mayor Mustafa Helvacıoğlu, will carry out exemplary artistic activities to announce the talents in Keşan to the world.”
SAMSAK DÖVECİ SURPRISE US WITH ITS 9/8 VERSION
Serkan Çağrı, who also expressed his opinion about the adaptation of Samsak Döveci, one of the popular songs of the last period, by Keşan’lı Yaşam and his musician friends, said, “Samsak Döveci was a folk song that we added to our repertoire in our television program called Nefesten Sese on TRT. After our interpretation in this program, this song gained a lot of attention especially on social media. With its musical structure, it turned into a work that appeals to everyone from 7 to 70, and it included everyone. It has almost become the most listened and spoken folk song in the world. This has come about with the beautiful synergy of our orchestra and everyone who has contributed to the song. Everyone makes a different version and arrangement. Like Samsak Döveci, we have many folk songs that can be researched and discovered. Young musicians should bring such works to society. When Hayat and her musician friends came to Keşan for the 1st Hıdırellez and Dallık Festival, they greeted us with a 9/8 version of Samsak Döveci. They surprised us and we liked this surprise very much. The words were adapted to Keşan and the people of Keşan. I congratulate Yaşam and my musician brothers from Keşan for this beautiful version they made.” said.
EDUCATION OF TALENT YOUNG MUSICIANS
WE SHOULD DO AWARENESS ACTIVITIES IN ORDER THAT IT DOESN’T BE IMPOSSIBLE
Stating that there are natural talents in Keşan that they expect to come to the fore in artistic terms, but this should be crowned with musical education, Çağrı said at the end of his statement: “There is something to be done about the education of natural talents. Talented young people should not stay away from education and this issue should be taken seriously and thought about. We should do awareness raising activities so that talented young musicians do not miss the education issue. The only obstacle in front of talented young people from Keşan is education. I think that failing to get past the education issue causes talents to stay local. I believe that training and vision studies will be instrumental in introducing talents to the world. The education will open the doors for talented young musicians to become world class musicians. For me, the only reason I got the role is because I am educated and I have accomplished my vision work.”