Mehmet Dede wears many hats, but the simplest title you could give him would probably be Ambassador of World Music.
He is director of programming at Drom in Manhattan, a 300-cap club that puts on 500 shows a year featuring everything from Mongolian throat singing, to South American folk music, Afro-dancehall to indie rock to jazz to hip-hop. He is also the founder of the NY Gypsy Festival.
He also serves as assistant professor at The Hartt School performing arts conservatory at the University of Hartford.
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Citizens of Turkuaz Republic are globetrotters, praised for their ability to adjust to new circumstance, which they owe to their nomadic Turkic past.
With the internet age, many post their experience on Youtube, and we take great joy in enlisting them to help them connect, share and inspire!
Please visit our Community Pages and send us your video on your experience in the International Turkish Community. We look forward to publishing your experience!