Results 2014

by / Thursday, 24 April 2014 / Published in Uncategorized

Turquoise Art and Language Contest was held at Rosemont Theater in Chicago on April12, 2014.The songs and folk dances were amazing. The dancers and singers were gorgeous in their colorful and beautiful costumes.

There were 11 songs, being 7 Turkish, 3 Spanish and 1 English in the Singing category.  Dinalda Bita from Detroit, MI is the winner of singing category with her English song, Feeling Good. Biviana Benitez from Chicago, IL is the runner up with her Turkish song, Sessiz Gemi (The Silent Ship). And, the third place winner is Asanatu Kamara from Columbus, OH with her Turkish song, Bir Tanriyi Bir de Beni Sakin Unutma ( Do Not Ever Forget Me or God).

 

In the Folk Dances category, we watched 14 amazing performances. There were dances from various  geographies and cultures like Turkish, Hispanic, Balkanic, Indian and African. The Hispanic folk group from Toledo, OH is the winners with their Ecuadorian folk dance featuring the Incas weaving carpets and rugs. The runner up group is the Bosnian folk dance music theming the men and women baking bread. The Turkish dance group from Dayton , OH is the third place winner with their dance showing rural people as cooking at backyard and working in the fields.

 

Turquoise Festival 2014 Singing Category Results

 

1 Dinalda Bita / English song [Feeling Good]
2 Biviana Benitez / Turkish song [Sessiz gemi]
3 Asanatu Kamara / Turkish song [Bir Tanriyi Bir de Beni Sakin Unutma]
4 Jonelle Wylie and Daniel Garwood / Spanish song [La Bamba]
5 K. Asenso and E. Agyapong / Turkish song [Gonul penceresinden]
6 Amani Morgan / Turkish song [Gokyuzunde yalniz gezen yildizlar]
7 Moon Streitz / Turkish song [Ellerim boyle bos mu kalacakti]
8 Thelma Perez / Spanish song [Ya lo se]
9 Gillian Fauntleroy / Spanish song [Celito Lindo]
10 Martale Tribble / Turkish song [Vatanim benim]
11 Zaynah Hague / Turkish song [Bu gece son gecemiz]
 

 

Turquoise Festival 2014 Folk Dance Results

 

1 Hispanic folk dance group (Ecuadorian dance) from Toledo, OH
2 Bosnian folk dance group from Detroit, MI
3 Turkish folk dance group (Silifke) from Dayton, OH
4 Turkish folk dance group (Karadeniz) from Chicago, IL
5 Turkish folk dance group (Ege) from Chicago, IL
6 Turkish folk dance group (Gaziantep) from Detroit, MI
7 Hispanic folk dance group (Raices y culturas) from Cleveland, OH
8 Indian folk dance group from Chicago, IL
9 Albanian folk dance group from Detroit, MI
10 Turkish folk dance group (Artvin) from Columbus, OH
11 Turkish folk dance group (Ciftetelli) from Cleveland, OH
12 African dance group from Indianapolis, IN
13 Hispanic folk dance group (Dance of Colombia) from Indianapolis, IN
14 Turkish folk dance group (Karadeniz) from Toledo, OH
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