Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

1959 Ayaz Ishaki

 4th from left is Hayrullah Batu, half brother of Fazil Sadri 
Hayrullah Batu is buried in Ankara.
From what I understand, these photos were taken in Ankara in 1959 as the Tatar community gathered to send off the body of Tatar hero Ayaz Ishaki to Istanbul.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

San Francisco Sabantuy 2019

The annual Sabantuy Tatar summer festival is held on the last weekend in June, in Flood Park, in the City of Atherton, about 45 minutes South of San Francisco.

These last several years, musicians and singers come from Tatarstan to entertain the crowd.  They typically perform for a while on the Saturday at the Sabantuy itself, and again at our community building (bina) in Burlingame.

This year our vocal guest was Liliyä Gimatdinova and on bayan was Rustem Rähmätullin.
Лилия Гиматдинова
Рүстәм Рәхмәтуллин