Arts Lab 4.0: Month II, Cihan - Precious memories

It's been two months since I came to Romania. I'm surprised. Time goes really fast here. In the process, I met hundreds of wonderful people. I learned great things about Romanian culture. We have organized workshops for hundreds of children in many schools. And we made great memories. As time went on, our dedication to our fellow artist volunteers grew into a wonderful collaboration and a wonderful friendship. I think my other friends would agree as well. Everyone always supports someone. And this is how our work goes very smoothly. Our unforgettable friendship stories are accumulating. We learn together, have fun together and travel together, and it's a really great experience. 

I would like to talk about a few very precious memories that have remained in my mind this month. We attended the Romanian Folcloristica Festival. This event was so much fun. In this festival, I had the opportunity to observe and experience Romanian culture with its dances, songs, food and clothes. And I had a moment in my life that I will never forget, that I will always remember with happiness. At the festival, I gave a concert of Romanian songs that I learned to people from many different villages. It was a great audience and a great scene. 

Later, my friend Yavuzhan and I organized a Turkish night party for our friends. We introduced our culture to our friends as much as we could. We danced and sang songs. It was nice. 

After a very intense and fun process, we held our first alternative museum exhibition last week. In this exhibition, I gave a concert of Romanian songs that I have composed and rearranged since the first day. It was an incredible experience. And this week I will record a music album of these songs. I'm so excited. Once again I felt the joy of living at home with my wonderful artist friends. Everyone did a great job. 

I'm excited for next month's work schedule. Let's see what we will experience.

Cihan is from Turkey and he is doing a long-term volunteering project in our organisation, under Arts Lab 4.0, a project funded by European Solidarity Corps, a programme of the European Union.