Children & Young People, Istanbul, LGBT, Music & Dance, Religion, Turkey & Turkish, Turkish Men, Turkish Women

I Believe the Children are our Future

For all the fast talk of political Islam and a return to piety, there truly are two sides to this magnificent resurgent nation. Istanbul’s Kadir Has University clearly has a modern, progressive curriculum that allows students to express themselves in  music and dance in a fun and inclusive way. I’ve picked three great examples of this. The first two are uplifting romps that had us rolling in the aisles. The third brought us to our feet. You’ll see why at the end.

You might also like to look at Turkey’s Got Talent. I challenge you not to at least smile.

Yes, this really is a duet with Jennifer Saunders, presumably remixed from Shrek 2.

Thanks to Death by Dolmuş for this one.

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8 thoughts on “I Believe the Children are our Future

  1. I have long thought that Turkey’s youth will shape Turkey’s future. At twenty-one I suppose I am considered ‘young’. I live and study in Turkey as a foreign resident and most of my friends are Turkish. For me, and for many of them, clips like these are inspirational. Thank you for sharing them.

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