INTERNATIONAL MYSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL THAT IS ONE OF THE ELATING EVENTS OF KONYA IS SHOWN AMONG THE BEST 25 FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD.
Konya International Mystic Music Festival, which is shown as the most respected festival of the world in mystic music, is going to open its doors for the 12th time. The festival that is organized by Konya Governorship Culture and Tourism Directorate within the frame of Mevlana’s Birth Anniversary Events is going to greet its visitors with a commemorative program fit for Mevlana’s endless love, submission, and tolerance that embrace everyone on September 22-30, 2015.
It is among ‘the world’s best festivals’
The festival, which is going to take place at Konya Metropolitan Municipality Mevlana Cultural Center, is declared as one of ‘the world’s best 25 international festivals’ by the Songlines magazine that is published in the UK and also known as one of the most prestigious publications of the world music. The festival, which is going to have special coverage in the magazine, is shown among the eight recommended events.
The festival had hosted many famous musicians of the world in mystic music in the previous years. This year, traditional music such as Gamelan from Indonesia, Shaman Ritual from Altai Republic, Buddhist Ritual from Tibet, Byzantine Orthodox Gospel, Gregorian Gospel Choir, Gürciyev Music and Dance are going to be performed for the first time in Turkey and rarely in the world.
It has been organized to introduce different cultures and faiths
The festival, which is going to have mystic music performed in different parts of the world meet with listeners, introduces different cultures and faiths through the mystic music that draws increasing interest around the world. The goal is to form a cultural atmosphere, which preserves the unique structures and features of the traditional mystic music that is free from popular elements and which allows them to be performed in their original state.
Musicians come from different parts of the world
Konya Governorship Culture and Tourism Directorate invites everyone to the festival that many precious musicians participate from around the world from Morocco to India, and from Japan to Mali.
The concerts that are open for public are free and begin at 21.00 everyday.
September 22 – Huun Huur Tu – Tuvan Music and Throat Singing
September 23 – Ensemble Thami al-Harraq – Moroccan Şâzelî Invocation and Semâ
September 24 – Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Mali Grio Music
September 25 – Jamaluddin Fakir – Pakistan Sind Region Sûfî Music
September 26 – Üstâd Mohammad Reza Shajarian – Farsi Classical Music
September 27 – Pantid Shiv Kumar Sharma – Indian Classical Music
September 28 – Iwami Kagura Gotsu Dan – Japon Iwami Kagura Rite Dance
September 29 – Rabbi Haim Louk – Sefarad Music
September 30 – Konya Turkish Mystic Music Group – Sufi Semâ Rite