Cihan Güder

Hello ! I’m Cihan Guder and I am 22 years old. I’m from Cyprus, a beautiful island in the heart of Mediterranean. I have been playing violin since I was 6 and when I turned 9 I have decided to join municipality's folk dance group as a musician in my hometown Famagusta. By the age of 11 I have had a chance to participate in many festivals as a member of different folk dance associations.When I become 18 , I moved to Turkey, Izmir for my education and lived there for 3 years. Because of the pandemic, I turned to my country in April 2020.

During this challenging times I have realize that life is too short and meaningless without things we love to do. Music has always been my passion. I always loved to try and learn playing different instruments. Drums were my dream instrument when I was a teenager but I couldn’t find a way to start it. I realize that life is not about finding a way, it is about creating one. So I created my own way in June 2020 in the middle of pandemic and I started playing drums. Now it is the beginning of my journey and I feel very happy to take part in this organization as a woman and supporting other women. Being on this way to be a drummer is the best decision I have ever made. I was inspired by the song of Manga which was the eurovision song of Turkey (second place in 2010) called “We could be the same” and it made me excited starting to play drums so that is why I chose this song. Hope you enjoy listening .

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