The Poetry of Rumi, read in English and Farsi, with classical Turkish music played by four Sufi musicians on the nay reed flute, kudum drums, kemenche zither, and oud. The 800 year old whirling Sema ceremony, representing the spiritual development possible for a human being, is performed by sixteen Mevlevi Sufi musicians/singers and whirling dervishes.
Performances in 2008
BARD COLLEGE – OCTOBER 23
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART – OCTOBER 25
YALE UNIVERSITY/INSTITUTE OF SACRED MUSIC – OCTOBER 26
AMHERST COLLEGE – OCTOBER 27
WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL – OCTOBER 29
This tour is made possible with help and support from the Mayor and the City of Konya, Turkey and the International Mevlana Foundation.