Sema Ceremony of the Whirling Dervishes with a Turkish Sacred Music Concert
Special notice - December 16, 2008
Due to tremendous response, we will be selling standing room only tickets at the door for $10 - space available on the main floor and balcony - cash and checks only, please.
Parking is available in public lots south and west of the park.
The Whirling Dervishes of the Mevlevi Order of America will present the Sema Ceremony, honoring the great Sufi Mystic Teacher and Poet, Hz. Mevlana Jelaluddin RUMI.
The Ceremony will be directed by Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras, from Konya, Turkey, founder of the Mevlevi Order of America, presented as it has been for over 700 years.
The evening will feature the prayer dancing of the Whirling Dervishes. In their traditional tall felt hats and brilliant white garments, turners whirl in unison, attuning to the music of the heart.
Special guest musicians from Turkey will play classical and devotional Turkish music, including master musicians Necati Celik, oud (fretless lute), vocalist Timucin Cevikoglu, and Celalettin Bicer, ney (reed flute), together with U.S.-based musicians Jemaluddin Henke, ney, Nooriddin Crammatte, kudum (small kettle drums), Andrea Walls, violin, and Dennis Godfrey, gudulka (small fiddle).
The Sema Tour begins in Portland on December 12.
The Great Hall, South Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98107
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