An Evening of
Ancient Turkish Mystical Devotional Music
with Latif Bolat
at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center Los Angeles
13325 Beach Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Saturday, October 20
Also, Join us for Special Classes on Monday and Tuesday, October
Stories and songs from the
mystical Sufi Tradition of Turkey
7:15-8:45pm each evening
($15 per session)
We are very sorry, Monday and Tuesday
evenings have been cancelled.
- Turkish Mystic Music
Turkish Mystic Sufi musician Latif
Bolat will present music, poetry, Sufi mystic stories and images
from the ancient land of Turkey. Latif Bolat plays Turkish Folk
Music and devotional Sufi songs which are called Ilahi and Nefes,
from the Anatolian peninsula. The lyrics of Ilahis or Nefeses are
taken largely from the great mystic poets Yunus Emre, Niyazi Misri
and many other ancient troubadours of Turkey.
The program also includes sacred ballads composed by Latif Bolat.
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 US, 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.
Latif Bolat is a native of the Turkish Mediterranean town of Mersin.
After receiving his degree in folklore and music at Gazi University
in Ankara, Turkey, he taught traditional music throughout the
country. He then went on to manage Ankara Halk Tiyatrosu, a musical
theater company, which performed traditional musical plays. Mr.Bolat
also received further degrees in Turkish History and Middle East
Religion and Politics from Ankara University and an MBA from San
Francisco State University.