Dear ARIF MARDIN - YOU are, and will
be always within us...
This is about,
IN THE MUSIC WORLD."
Written and Presented by
October 6, 2004, New York City
Among the 20th century's
most important music producers...
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Dear Arif MARDIN,
You had greatly honored us, and it was a remarkable contribution
when YOU had given a presentation for
the Light Millennium on October 6, 2004
at the Marmara-Manhattan Hotel in New
York City. http://www.lightmillennium.org/2005_15th/amardin_myjourney.html
Bircan Unver and
Arif Mardin during the "Question
& Answers" session
of the "Journey in the Music World"
event on October 6, 2006 in New York
Despite all my attempts, I still couldn't
finish the television program of
Your presentation, "My Journey in the Music World". I
apologize for it! It has been always on my agenda, worked partly on it time to time
but things did not help me out much... and I promise YOU that I will finish
it in this year.
I am crying while I am writing this to YOU... Because I couldn't
finish the (TV) program based on the "Journey in the Music World"
event, thus I didn't have the courage
to call YOU since I returned
from Turkey, even just to say "hello", and find out how
do you feel, neither of Latife Hanim whom you have defined as your "wings".
Since I have learned more and more about your contributions into
the World Music, I have always felt and thought that your music has
already reached to MARS. When the humanity has reached to MARS, they will
find out there one of the first things
from Earth, that will be YOUR MUSIC...
You have been an IDOL to All young generations not just in the
US and Turkey as well as in every corner of the world, in particular in
the Music World.
You have been a bright and shining star as well as an inspirational
source for all of us that if you pursue to what you believe in that is
the only chance to reach it!
YOU are and will be always within us --within YOUR family, your
closest friends, within the Light Millennium, your fans, your admirers,
and in the music world...
I wish to dear Latife Hanim, Julie, Joe, and Nazan a lot strength
to coup up with their great pain and love to YOU...
Sleep in Peace,
- June 26, 2006 - NY