Hayko Bağdat: Salyangoz (The Snail)
April 28 only
A live standup event featuring Hayko Bağdat in person!
Presented by the California Kurdish Community Center.
In this one-man performance, author and journalist Hayko Bağdat tells stories from his first book Salyangoz (The Snail), drawn from his childhood and later years. His storytelling, mellow in some parts and sorrowful in others is a powerful show. Bağdat presents these tales as if he is regaling them to a friend over a dinner table, the style of which has made his one-man show a roaring success.
Hayko Bağdat is a half Greek and half Armenian journalist and author for whom the state of Turkey recently issued an arrest warrant due to his political opinions. He continues on his socialist path for democratization of his country and is active against the swelling tide of fascism and racism worldwide. Presently he is living in exile in Germany.
In his commitment to the truth, Hayko Bağdat has set himself two goals: to help the disadvantaged without any hidden agenda and without being beholden to anyone, and to carry out all activities – be it writing for newspapers, producing radio and television programs, posting columns on the Internet, composing articles for magazines, or communicating with the public on stage – with the utmost sincerity. In the one year he has spent in Berlin, in addition to his performances of Salyangoz (The Snail), he has participated in various events as a speaker and panelist, produced several programs for the Internet television station Özgürüz (We Are Free), and continued to present his program “Bağdat Cafe” during the German election campaign. He is currently working on a new book about the difficulties he has faced on his European adventure so far. Hayko Bağdat, for whom the state of Turkey recently issued an arrest warrant, continues on his socialist path for the democratization of his country and against the swelling tide of fascism and racism worldwide. He is married and has two children.
Please note: this event is in Turkish and will take place from 6:30-10pm.