Flying Carpet children’s music festival 2018 has now ended.
This carpet will fly again and again!

“What science cannot declare, art can suggest; what art suggests silently, poetry speaks aloud; but what poetry fails to explain in words, music can express. Whoever knows the mystery of vibrations indeed knows all things.” - Hazrat Inayat Khan



Flying Carpet is a volunteer-based collective of world-class musicians, artists, and visionaries who believe in the power of music as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of children.

The Flying Carpet Festival is a learning platform for artists and children, alike, to create a harmonious experience through music, light, beauty, and truth. We organize festivals specializing in forward thinking design, music and art dedicated towards educating children who need it most. We've selected artists, musicians and visionaries from all over the world, with the common goal of creating the best possible musical educational experience for the locals, children and visitors of Mardin, Turkey.



What to expect from Flying Carpet Festival 2018?



We've selected international artists, visionaries and musicians to perform at the festival.

100 workshops

Our volunteers and artists will host workshops throughout the city of Mardin to engage and inspire children.


We expect to engage with more than 1000 children and refugees in Mardin, Turkey during the Flying Carpet Festival through our workshops and more than 20,000 children through live performances.

This project is powered by

Sirkhane Social Circus School:


Sirkhane Social Circus School helps restore confidence in refugee youth by teaching circus tricks in Mardin. Our mission is to provide safe, friendly and embracing environment for children, who are effected by conflicts. Replace their damaged childhood with happiness and enrich the children’s imagination with colors of social circus pedagogy. 

Sirkhane Social Circus School is carrying out activities in Turkey and Iraq. Children have opportunities to collaborate and form friendships with each other, beyond gender, social and cultural differences. In doing so, they manifest peace, harmony, open mindedness and cheerfulness in their local and global communities. Laughter is childhood, laughter is happiness.