Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The Romany musicians, who have always been an important part of the music diversity in Turkey, have been in trouble with the pandemic process. With this project, while supporting the elimination of the problems experienced in the music industry, it is also aimed that music, which is one of the most important components of the Romany culture and identity, provides a bridge for all people. On the one hand, while the Romany performers are being supported with the sound recordings and other studio works to be fixed, on the other hand, the bridge to be created by music will contribute to the gathering of different cultures. Besides, promotion and media studies will increase the awareness and popularity of the Romany performers. 20 pilot provinces were determined in the project, which aims to support Romany musicians, who had to break from their freelance work due to the COVID-19 epidemic by providing performance opportunities on social media. The orchestra, consisting of 15 musicians, is planned to meet the audience with 4 mini-concerts and social media accounts opened specifically for the project. Approximately 350 local Romany performers in 20 provinces will have both performed their arts and received support with this project. While the musicians perform their works in the symbolic places of the city per the social distance rules, a professional film crew will shoot their short films to broadcast.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
• The impact of the crisis caused by COVID-19 on Romany musicians, who are an important part of the entertainment and music market in Turkey, has been tried to be mitigated. • By paying due attention to these musicians' special situations and needs, they were encouraged to create, produce, and disseminate their own cultural expressions. • By supporting the Romany musicians, the bridge to be created by music contributed to the coming together of different cultures, • Contribution was made to the development of the diversity of cultural expressions.