We left you at Azerbaïjan where we were beginning our way through to Georgia.
We had to fix the mechanical problem on Sylvain’s bike. As it isn’t easy to find parts for these kind of bikes, we were lucky to have Rana, our savior in New Delhi who sent us the missing elements that had to be changed. Two weeks stuck in the capital city Tbilissi enabled us to explore the town and also to get a bus and spend a few days in the neighboring country : Armenia.
It was time to leave the country and enter Turkey. Our first destination was Van, a town situated in the extreme east of the country, on the oriental side of the lake where the majority of the population is kurd. The students association of the Yüzüncü Yil de Van were expecting us for the fifth recording with disadvantaged children from neighboring villages for whom they provide clothing and various schooling items.
We then travelled 1700kms to reach Istanbul. Four long days of riding through wind, sun, rain or even hailstorms.
After having crossed the Bosphorus, we are now officially back on european soil ! We managed to record the sixth title for the album with children from the armenian Hrant Dink school in Istanbul. This school offers free education for refugees having come there in the hope of a better way of life. To this day, Istanbul has 60000 armenians living in the city. The children performed a beautiful traditional song for us, singing a capella in the quarter’s church.
Quick summary of our travels, it’s been a rush at the moment with the preparation for the next recordings and also the different events that will be ongoing once we reach our home country.
We try to give you more news very soon !
Stay tuned !