Sufi mystic to appear at Cultural Center


Mystic Sufi musician Latif Bolat will present music, poetry, Sufi mystic stories and images from the ancient land of Turkey Sunday at 7 p.m. at East Hawaii Cultural Center.

Throughout the program, devotional poetry will be recited from 13th Century Sufi poets Yunus Emre and Rumi, and images of Turkish people and scenery will be reflected on a screen.

One of the most well-known Turkish musicians in the U.S., Bolat possesses a vast repertoire, ranging from Sufi devotional songs and Turkish Folk music to classical pieces. His mesmerizing performances draw on ancient texts and employ traditional instrumentation such as the baglama (long necked lute), and he is often accompanied by other Turkish traditional instruments such as oud, bendir and ney flute.

Now residing in New Mexico and Turkey, Bolat has presented his music all across America, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Bulgaria, Turkey, Philippines, England and many other international locations. In addition to his Carnegie Hall concerts and lectures, he has recorded 4 very successful CDs, made many TV and radio appearances and composed music for the PBS Documentary “Mohammed: Legacy of a Prophet.”

Tickets are $15 general, $10 seniors and students. Call 961-5711 for more information.

 

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