Kuzey Kıbrıs
23. Uluslararası Bellapais Müzik Festivali
North Cyprus
23. International Bellapais Music Festival

2019

SECURİTY FORCES BAND COMMAND

The deceased Band Captain Zeki Taner who served in the British Band established the foundations of Mujahideen Band for the first time in 1958 with makeshift tools. In 1960, when the Republic of Cyprus was declared, the guarantor country Republic of Turkey through Cyprus Turkish Forces Regiment, sent instruments to the island that the Mujahideen Band needed. As a result of inter communal conflict in 1963, Cyprus Turkish Forces Band left some of the instruments to the Mujahideen Band while abandoning the country in 1965. From 1971, the Mujahideen Band, took the name of Cyprus Turkish Police Band, however, due to the problems faced while crossing to the other districts, the band performed many concerts and ceremonies under the name of “Student Band” in Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos and Famagusta. The Turkish Cypriot people who reached their freedom with the 1974 Peace Operation, established Security Forces Command on 1 August 1976 and moved on to the regular army. The Police Band took the name of the Security Forces Command Band. Since its establishment, The Security Forces Band has become morale for the mujahideen with the activities, the festivals that have taken place, ceremonies and concerts are presented to the admiration of the Turkish Cypriot people.

CEM KAFKAS
Haziran 1973 Beyarmudu doğumlu olan sanatçı, Ege Üniversitesi Devlet
Konservatuarı’ndan mezun olduktan sonra İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi’nde yüksek lisans
eğitimini tamamladı. 11 yıl boyunca Türkiye Radyo Televizyon Kurumu’nun ilk Kıbrıslı Türk
Sanatçısı olarak görev yapan Cem Kafkas halen BRT’ de Bayrak Türk Müziği Radyosu
Sorumlusu olarak görev yapmaktadır.

Born in Beyarmudu in June 1973, the artist graduated from Ege University State
Conservatory and completed his postgraduate education at Istanbul Technical University.
Kafkas, who served as the first Turkish Cypriot artist of Turkey Radio and Television
Corporation for 11 years, still serves as Bayrak Turkish Music Radio Officer at Bayrak Radio
and Television Corporation.

Müzik öğrenimine 1999 yılında Askeri Mızıka Okulu’nda trompet eğitimi ile başlayan Yüzbaşı
ERDOĞDU, 2006 yılında Hacettepe Üniversitesi Ankara Devlet Konservatuvarı Kompozisyon ve
Orkestra Şefliği Anasanat Dalı Bando Şefliği Bölümü’nden mezun olmuştur.

2007-2017 yılları arasında I. Ordu, 23. Motorlu Piyade Tümeni ve 8. Kolordu Bando
Komutanlıkları’nda şef olarak çalışmış ve çeşitli konserler icra etmiştir.
2008-2011 yılları arasında Genelkurmay Mehteran Birliği’nde birçok yurtiçi konserinin
yanısıra, yurtdışında onbeş ülkede çeşitli festival ve konser organizasyonlarında mehterbaşı olarak
görev yapmıştır.
Temmuz 2017 yılından bu yana Güvenlik Kuvvetleri Bando Komutanı görevini yürütmektedir.
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After starting his music education in 1999 at Military Harmonica School with trumpet
education, Captain Erdoğdu graduated from Hacettepe University Ankara State
Conservatory Composition and Orchestra Conducting, Department of Band
Conducting in 2006.
Between the years of 2007-2017, he worked as a conductor in the I. Army, 23rd
Motorized Infantry Division and 8th Corps Bando Commands and performed various
concerts.
Between 2008 and 2011, he worked as a Mehterbashi in various festivals and concert
organizations in fifteen countries in addition to his many concerts in Turkish General
Staff Mehteran Union.
Since July 2017, he has been serving as the Commander of the Band of Security
Forces.