In his "Turkishceramics" performance, percussionist Burhan Öçal utilized ceramic sinks as an instrument.

“Turkishceramics,” the brand of the Turkish Ceramics Promotion Group, recently presented its fourth annual musical show specifically for Cersaie 2011 attendees. This year’s program, which took place in the Palazzo Maggiore, included performances by Burhan Öçal and Trakya All Stars.

Burhan Öçal, recognized as a worldwide virtuosic percussionist, gave an enthusiastic performance with his “most personal” project - Trakya All Stars - in which he collaborated with master musicians from the Thrace region.

Also appearing on the “Turkishceramics” stage was minimalist electronica DJ Murat Uncuoğlu with his electronic rhythms, and chief dancer of Istanbul State Opera & Ballet Erhan Güzel and partner Zuhal Balkan. In his performance, Öçal utilized ceramic sinks as an instrument, which sparked huge interest among the Italian and Turkish press.

More than 2,000 professional members of the ceramic sector witnessed the performance.

According to the Turkish Ceramics Promotion Group, there more Turkish companies participated in the 2011 edition of Cersaie than in the past. This year’s, exhibitors included: Akgün Ceramic, Bien Ceramic, Kale, Kalebodur, Kalevit, Çanakkale Ceramic, Ege Ceramic and Sanitaryware, Graniser, Güral Sanitaryware, Hitit Ceramic, Kütahya Ceramic, Seramiksan, Seranit, Serapool, Söğütsen Ceramic, Termal Ceramic, Uşak Ceramic, Vitra and Vitra Tiles.

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