Istanbul Music and Sema Group (Whirling Dervishes of Turkey)

Istanbul Music and Sema Group (Whirling Dervishes of Turkey)


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  • country:Turkey
  • style(s):Sufi, Sacred
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist posted by:OZ Productions


Istanbul Music and Sema Group has performed more than 200 concerts on 4 continents, presenting mystical Turkish music and the famed whirling ceremony to audience and critical acclaim in many prestigious halls and festivals including Cleveland Museum of Art, Sydney Opera House, NY Town Hall, Int'l Hong Kong Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Athens Festival and Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre.

Besides Sema/Whirling Ceremony performances, the musicians and soloists also present concerts from the rich repertoire of Classical and Mystical Turkish music with different sizes of groups.
Sema rituals evoke the call for "human love," "brotherhood" and "tolerance" associated with the great mystic, Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi, who spoke to humanity over 700 years ago with the invitation "Come Whoever you are, come "

It is an enchanting tradition and performance everyone should see at least once in a lifetime