bi’bakaudio #17

THE SORROW OF GURBET*: The Voice of Torn Families

Friday, 12.10.2018 at 8pm

Workers who left behind families in Turkey to find employment and a new life met each other in songs. This is the story of the generations who have spent their lives in the in-between; those living between foreign lands and home, and the families who just cannot meet.

Language: Turkish with English surtitles
Free admission. Donations welcome

*From Turkish for “foreign land.” Gurbet not only designates a geographical location but also implies the emotional distance from home. Stemming from the Arabic garb, it means “west” as well as “sunset.” The verb garaba also has its root in the same word, meaning “to be removed; to be an alien.”

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