Nov. 5: An Evening with Latif Bolat -- Folk Music, Sufi Mystic Stories & Images from Ancient Turkey

Latif Bolat: One of the most well-known Turkish musicians in the U.S.

Latif Bolat mesmerizes audiences with his mastery of a vast repertoire of Turkish folk music, Sufi devotional songs, classical pieces and sacred ballads that he composed. He employs traditional instruments such as the long-necked lute, the baglama, and the oud, bendir and ney flute.

Now residing in New Mexico and Turkey, Bolat is in the midst of a world tour. He regularly performs in India, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Turkey,the Philippines, Australia, England, and all across Canada and the United States. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, recorded four popular CDs, and composed music for the PBS Documentary: "Mohammed: Legacy of a Prophet" and George Lucas's TV series "Young Indiana Jones." He also co-authored a book with the compelling title "Quarreling with God." The Turkish Ministry of Culture has sponsored translations of his work on Sufi poetry, and the California Arts Council awarded Bolat with a grant for his contributions to the preservation of Turkish traditional music.

Bolat performs at Cyprian's Saturday, November 5 following a special bonus lecture and discussion on 1000 Years of Turkish Sufi Mystic Music, Poetry and Philosophy.

Cyprian's is honored to host Latif Bolat for this exceptional evening of music, reflection and cultural awareness. His appearance is part of the SF Live Arts series at Cyprian's. The concert and lecture are separate events, but there is no charge for the lecture.

Saturday, November 5
Doors open 6pm for 6:30pm start, free event
Lower level community hall

Saturday, November 5
Doors open 7:30pm, performance at 8pm
Concert in upper level

CYPRIAN'S, 2097 Turk St at Lyon
$18 adv/$20 door; $16 for kids, seniors, and students with ID.

Swankety Swank, 289 Divisadero, San Francisco
Phoenix Books & Records, 3957 24th St., San Francisco
Down Home Music, 1034 San Pablo, El Cerrito

See Getting to Cyprian's above for transit and parking information.
Refeshments served for both events.
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