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Experience the Music of Ancient Turkey Oct. 6

09.30.2011 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

Latif Bolat will perform his Sufi devotional songs, Turkish Folk dances, and recite poetry at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Martin Hall.

Bolat is one of the most famous Turkish artists in the U.S. He has released four CDs, and composed songs for the PBS DocumentaryMohammed: Legacy of a Prophet and George Lucas’TV series Young Indiana Jones. Bolat also co-wrote a Turkish Sufi poetry book titled Quarreling with God: Mystic Rebel Sufi Poems of the Dervishes of Turkey.

The entertainment will also include Bolat demonstrating the mystical aspect of the Muslim faith community, which includes a meditational dance – known by many as the dance of Whirling Dervishes.

“This is an opportunity for students to be enriched by a very unique part of religious and social culture,” said Dr. Mark Hanshaw, assistant professor of religion.

This event is free, so don’t miss out on this enlightening concert opportunity. For more information on this event, contact Mark Hanshaw at 817-531-6503 or

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