Our song came 3rd in the largest song contest of the world about peace


Our song about Syrian refugee kids has become 3rd most voted song in the largest peace song contest of the world, getting 10106 votes, and has become one of the finalists among hundreds of songs. I have received a letter from Masterpeace, the organizer of the song contest, praising our song which was among the runner-ups saying the jury LOVED it. I feel proud that the jury which has received Grammy music award loved our song.

Masterpeace also invited us to collaborate in a series of concerts it will hold in many different countries of the world. I feel so happy and honoured that our song has achieved an international success and the journey for our song has just begun.

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You can listen to top ten songs in the contest on the link below:

My Music MasterPeace

 

39 world leaders listen to our song at the Summit


In May 2016 “World Humanitarian Summit” was held in Istanbul, Turkey and at the summit dinner “Today I will not die”, our song for Syrian refugee children, was played for 39 world leaders who participated in this occasion.

 

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Our song has received Golden Children Music Award


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In the Meeting of Culture and Art organized by Cultural Communication Foundation and supported by Kızılay, students of 13 schools displayed their dances in front of 8000 people in Atatürk Spor Salonu in Ankara, and on this beautiful occasion, we have received Golden Children Music and Composition Prize with our song “Children of Heaven” dedicated to Syrian children of war.

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Kızılay uses the music of the song Turgay Evren has created for Syrian refugee kids


A song written for Syrian child refugees, and all children of war. This song created to enhance hope, love, brotherhood, compassion and peace was played at the dinner of “World Humanitarian Summit” held in Istanbul in May 2016, and 39 world leaders have listened to it. The song music was employed in international donation campaign videos The Red Crescent (Kızılay) has made with several famous singers, and musicians to encourage people to support a project which aims to create “Mobile Child Friendly Space” for the kids of millions of refugees in Turkey. We hope we will be able to touch hearts and urge people to take action towards building a better world through this moving song which puts tears to eyes.

I would’t know it if one of our students did not inform me about it. Kızılay and number 1 TV have launched a fundraising campaign to create “mobile space for children” and many famous singers such as Gökhan Tepe, Hande Yener, Bengü, Hakan Peker, Keremcem, Erdem Kınay, Mehmet Erdem, Saide, Güliz Ayla, Elif Kaya and Aynur Aydın encourage their fans to support this campaign. When you listen to the music at the background carefully, you will see that it is the music of our song for Syrian children!! I feel honoured and happy to be a part of this campaign which aims to create special spaces where children of war can continue their education and improve their artistic skills getting involved in drawing, music, dance and other activities

Erdoğan reads the lyrics written by Turgay Evren


Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Republic of Turkey, has read the lyrics of the chorus part of the song, “Children of Heaven” written by Turgay Evren on the occasion of 23rd April in the Külliye, Presidential Palace where he hosted about 400 kids from 50 different countries of the world.

Erdoğan sings the song written by Turgay Evren


Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Republic of Turkey, and his wife Emine Erdoğan played back “Children of Heaven” our song for Syrian refugee kids together with children who came to Turkey from over 50 different countries to join 23rd April 2016 celebrations held in Külliye, the Presidential Palace. It was such an honorable and memorable occasion for us. We got so emotional and happy to see Erdoğan and his wife play back our song with kids on TV.

Children of Heaven – Muhammed Kahraman (Lyrics by Turgay Evren)


I have written this song for Syrian refugee kids who have abandoned their lands, but not their hope!

Pls, listen to this song and donate to the humanitarian organizations helping Syrian refugees by clicking on their sites below:

https://online.ihh.org.tr/en/

https://www.kizilay.org.tr/

The song was composed and performed by Muhammed Kahraman (Kay Marston) and arranged by Emre Moğulkoç.

The video clip was produced by Yedirenk Film Production; http://www.yedirenkfilm.com/

Special thanks to the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who shared our song with kids in his programme of 20th April 2016, Vicki Hollett and Andrea Giordano who have read the lyrics and made suggestions, Melike Günyüz who helped us to find a sponsor, Şevket Aksoy and MÜSİAD for sponsoring our project, Yedirenk Film Production for making the clip of the song, AK Party Istanbul deputy Aziz Babuşçu, Turkish Presidency Culture and Art Coordinator Orhan Karakurt, Hasan Doğan-Chief of Cabinet to the President, for supporting our song project and Mustafa Yılmaz for reading and editing the Turkish translation of the song.

I am happy that today this song was performed twice on an occasion of the upcoming 23rd April where Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Turkey, has received children from many different countries as his guest in the Presidential Palace.

President Erdoğan, who gave a speech to the kids having participated in this significant event, read the Turkish translation of the chorus part of the lyrics written by Turgay Evren. The lyrics of the song are below:

TODAY I WILL NOT DIE

Today I will not cry
Today I will be happy
Today I will not die
Today my land is Turkey

Dreams were my home
The jets hijacked                                                                                                                                     Green was my land
Before the sunset
I will not give up
I will leave behind
Blood and death
My orphan heart is my best friend
My smile sets my path

We are the children of heaven
Our love will beat all the weapons
We are the roses of all seasons
We are all brothers and sisters
We deserve a world much better

We are the children of heaven
Our love will beat all the weapons
Compassion will conquer all the vengeance
We are all brothers and sisters
We deserve a world much better

Today I will not complain
Today I will be content
Today I got no space for pain
Hope will spread to every tent

My toys are bombs
Raining from the skies
Human rights are a song
Composed with white lies
My soul will not starve
Hope will not drown
In the sea of blame
My heart will not go lame
My innocence will rise again

Dreams were my home
The jets hijacked
Green was my land
Before the sunset
I will not give up
I will leave behind
Blood and death
My orphan heart is my best friend
My smile sets my path

We are the children of heaven
Our love will beat all the weapons
We are the roses of all seasons
We are all brothers and sisters
We deserve a world much better

We are the children of heaven
Our love will beat all the weapons
Compassion will conquer all the vengeance
We are all brothers and sisters
We deserve a world much better

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