Ambition and Love by Melis Bilen
Lyrics: Melis Bilen Music: Sebastian LaMar Jones
The song Askim Askim. Lyrics and Composition by Melis Bilen, Music by Steve C.
Lecture on Sufi Poetry and Music, by Amir Alan Vahab and Peter Rogen
The song Let’s Do It Now; lyrics and composition by Melis Bilen. Beat by Johnny Jam.
Melis Bilen singing Affettim Yine in the graduation ceremony Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry.
Artist In Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) held a Summer Salon on June 30th at an historic Coconut Grove home a stone’s throw from the house where environmentalist and Everglades advocate Marjory Stoneman Douglas wrote River of Grass, is was the perfect setting to enjoy a live performance by current artist in residence Ana Mendez, an audio installation by Gustavo Matamoros, work from the AIRIE collection, and light refreshments from local chefs.
Ana Mendez (June, 2013), born in Miami and graduate from the University of Illinois, is a professional dancer and performance artist. In 2001, Ana present The Body is PResent, commissioned by Miami Light Project for the Here and Now Festival. She then collaborated with artist Richard Martinez in a site-speci?c documentation project of The Body is Present in Everglades National Park and Big Cypress Preserve. In 2010, she received a commission by Miami Art Museum to present Walking Spell for the New Work Miami 2010 show. Walking Spell, an endurance based performance inspired by the work of John Cage, was present in collaboration with artists Aja Albertson, Richard Martinez, Federico Nessi and Richard Vergez, members of Phsychi Youth, Inc, a collective she cofounded in 2008.Ana’s solo work includes Valley of the Queen commissioned by Miami Art Museum, Parrucca presented by DACRA, and Bruise Blood presented at the Dorsch Gallery. She also presented choreography in collaboration with artist Jen DeNike for Art Public, part of Art Basel 2011 and with artist Christy Gast at the Bass Museum during Sleepless Nights 2009. Most recently Ana has been in performance in Natasha Tsakos’ OMEN which premiered at the Here and Now Festival 2012 and has been dancing with Rosie Herrera Dance Theater since 2009.
AIRIE, Inc. cooperates with Everglades National Park’s Volunteers-in-Parks program to manage the residency. Since 2009, AIRIE, Inc. has been incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with the sole mission of supporting the Artists in Residence in Everglades program at Everglades National Park through fundraising and producing special projects. The Park provides administrative staff (Board Members and Rangers co-administer the program), a live-work space at Long Pine Key, and access to the Everglades’ 1.5 million acres. AIRIE, Inc. coordinates the selection process and special events or opportunities for AIRIE Fellows.
AUGUSTO SOLEDADE BRAZZDANCE will perform at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in the intimate Lab Theater on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. including a matinee performance on Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m.
The performance will include Altars and audience favorites, Kayala and Diaries of An Outlaw. In Altars, artistic director Augusto Soledade considers and abstracts aspects of the Afro-Brazilian religion of Candomble in order to comment on divine presence in religious rituals and daily life. He juxtaposes his Afro-Fusion aesthetic with the Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach with the intention of bringing together the spiritual sense of two distinct worlds. The book How Night Came from the Sea, an Afro-Brazilian folktale, told by Mary-Joan Gerson was the inspiration for Kayala. It sparked the choreographer’s interest to draw ideas from some of the literary images in order to explore the concepts of Night and Day, and create a contemporary dance that is appropriate to all ages. Diaries of an Outlaw is inspired by the life of the legendary outlaw Maria Bonita of Brazil. The work investigates life as outlaws; the intrinsic limits and pressures of motherhood and love in such adverse environment. As in much of Soledade’s repertory, the blend of dance styles found in Diaries of an Outlaw yields a work that is at once athletic and nuanced, both percussive and fluid, as it captures the rhythms of the outlaw life.
Tickets for COLLAGE are $20 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors, and may be purchased through the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center box office by calling (786) 573-5300, or online at www.smdcac.org. Tickets are on sale now.
This young & talented ensemble, Kevin & Kristen Seto as violionists and Stephen Seto playing the piano will delight all with a Mother's Day special concertat Cinema Paradiso
about THE SETO TRIO:
Kevin Seto, a junior at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, is majoring in violin performance. He has also studied violin at the Boston Conservatory. Kevin began his violin studies at the age of 3 and joined the Florida Youth Orchestra in third grade. During his time at F.Y.O. Kevin enjoyed many performance opportunities including performing in America’s 400th Anniversary celebration with the Virginia Symphony and playing in Carnegie Hall in New York City. In May of 2009 the Florida Youth Orchestra presented him with the prestigious Joseph Leavitt Award. During his high school years, Kevin participated in the All County and All State Orchestras, was concertmaster of the Flanagan High School Orchestra, and in his senior year was nominated for the Miami Herald’s Silver Knights Award in Music. At FGCU, he was chosen to participate in the Florida Enhanced Learning Through Music programs in Collier County teaching the pre-k violin literacy program, recognized by Florida’s Department of Education, at the Guadalupe Early Childhood Center in Immokalee, Florida. Recent accomplishments include winning third place in the Big Arts Concerto Competition, first place in the Young Artists Awards and first place in the Jillian Prescott Music Awards in Fort Myers.
As a violin performance major at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, Kristen Seto is currently studying with Mrs. Carol Cole and previously studied with Huifang Chen and Thomas D. Moore. Kristen was selected among the nations greatest to play in the National High School Honors Orchestra in Atlanta, Georgia. As a member of the Florida Youth Orchestra for 11 years, Kristen had the opportunity to serve as assistant concertmaster of the Principal Orchestra and first violinist of the Aurora Strings Quartet, where she was awarded the prestigious Joseph Leavitt Music Award. In 2012, Kristen was awarded honorable mention in the New World Symphony concerto competition and was selected as concertmaster for their Side-By-Side Concert. In high school she participated in All-County, All-State, and Florida Federation of Music Clubs Finals where she won first place in violin solo and honorable mention in violin concerto. In 2007, Kristen performed in America’s 400th Anniversary in Jamestown, Virginia where she was one of the 400 musicians chosen from around the country to play her violin with the Virginia Symphony for the President of the United States. Recent accomplishments include winning first place in the Ars Flores Young Artists Concerto Competition, honorable mention in the Miami Herald’s Silver Knights Award in Music and second place in the Big Arts Concerto Competition.
currently pursuing a Professional Performance Certificate in Piano Performance at Lynn Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Roberta Rust. He recently completed his Master’s Degree from Lynn Conservatory of Music at Lynn University and received his Bachelor of Music with honors from the University of Miami where he studied piano with Tian Ying and harpsichord with Frank Cooper. Stephen has participated in piano master classes with pianists Ory Shihor, Jon Kimura Parker, Santiago Rodriguez, Luis Ascot, Louis Lortie, and Margarita Shevchenko. He was first place winner of the Fourteenth Annual Scholarship Competition presented by the Palm Beach County Music Teachers Association and has participated in the Florida Federation of Music Clubs State Convention where he was awarded 2nd place in Piano Solo and 2nd place in Piano Concerto. In 2006 Stephen was among 11 outstanding pianists performing for the Chopin Festival Concert in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His music has been played on local and national public radio stations. Stephen accompanies students of all instruments but enjoys making music with his brother Kevin and sister Kristen, who are violinists. He has also accompanied student’s participating in the Florida Orchestra Association music ensembles of Broward County Schools. Recently, he was the pianist for the award winning musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “Nine to Five” at West Boca High School. Stephen balances out his time with the ukulele, guitar, composing, recording, astronomy, nature, spear fishing, and surfing.
The song Love is Gone; lyrics, composition and arrangement by Melis Bilen.
Melis Bilen performed a couple of songs together with Istanbul University State Conservatory Jazz Band.
Juventus after qualifying for the champions league last eight, to keep the gates last five champions league games do not break the buffon said in an interview to juve are already in the champions league so far, in your career at this stage don't want to leave any regret.
"It's a good night, I am very happy team is under great pressure as a whole won the game. For the game, everyone has a lot of hope, we are still unbeaten in the champions league this season,mercurial viii cr and want to continue to maintain this record."
"A lot of the time I need to answer" how do you don't feel boring in the game, ' ' 'you have only one fighting this kind of problem, actually the most difficult for me is all concentrate in 90 minutes. I will use their own way to give the team confidence, also give me confidence."
"In this stage of my career, I don't want to leave any regret. My age and seniority doomed my responsibility, I need to let his teammates to remain focused and giving advice."
On achieve champions league after five games, all to start looking at the back of the game, "it's such a great, we qualify for the champions league last eight, it is 15 months ago we can't anticipate. When you strive for goals, believe in your dreams, you will be rewarded."
"Fifteen months ago, we ranked seventh, but now we have won the league title, the super cup and qualifying for the champions league last eight, we have walked so far,mercurial cr7 there is still a long way to go. The team such a success is the result of everyone's hard work and dedication."
For after the champions league game, buffon admitted the bianconeri are not occupy obvious advantage, "three or four teams stronger than us, but even in the face of the strongest rivals, the stability of the team can also give each other a lot of trouble."
Finally buffon was pleased with the team's performance this year, "this year is the most important thing for Juventus win the respect of the other team, I believe we can do it."
Melis Bilen is singing Askin Kucagina Fena Oturduk in the special episode of New Year’s Night programme in Cyprus Tv.
Melis Bilen is singing Yamyamlar Gibi Yemeli in the special episode of New Year’s Night programme in Cyprus Tv.
Melis Bilen is singing Cirkeflesme Cirkinlesme in the special episode of New Year’s Night programme in Cyprus Tv.
Melis Bilen is singing Affettim Yine in the special episode of New Year’s Night programme in Cyprus Tv.
Turkish lyrics by Melis Bilen and music byAlicia Keys.
Turkish lyrics by Melis Bilen and music by Rodney Jerkins.