AFiR e.V. (Anatolian folklore in the Ruhr area) is one of the most well-known folk dance groups in Germany, which elaborates dances from the different regions of Turkey and presents them with a high level of professionalism.
For more than 35 years, the AFiR group has been campaigning voluntarily for intercultural variety in the Rhine-Ruhr region. The group shows that both, nurturing Anatolian culture while committing to our diverse society, is possible. Young people, who come from immigrant families and engage in cultural activities, make clear that dances and music occupy an important place in our society as cultural and social ways of expression.
Photo: AFiR e.V. / Credit: Michael Kneffel