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Feb. 10: Let your spirit soar with Sufi music (in Bloomington)

One of the country's foremost experts discusses Sufi Music & Ritual in Turkey

When: Saturday, February 10th 4:00-6:00pm

Where: IMU, Faculty Room of the University Club, IU Bloomington
Irene Markoff is adjunct faculty members in the York University Graduate Program in Music. Of Bulgarian heritage, she directs York’s Balkan Ensemble. She is considered one of the world's leading experts on Sufi music, having written her PhD dissertation on musical theory, performance and the professional baglama (folk lute).
On Friday February 9, she will lead a workshop on strategies and reflections on an ethnomusicology career. On Saturday February 10 Irene Markoff will give a talk on Sufi Music and Ritual in Turkey. The presentation will include a discussion on poetry, rituals, music, and the concepts of sama and zikr. Performance (baglama and voice) will be integrated into the presentation. Light refreshments provided
Bloomington is also hosting the Annual Middle Eastern Festival Feb 1st-10th. Middle Eastern film, poetry, and cuisine, lectures on Middle Eastern art and architecture, Egyptian and Saudi folkdance, Windfall Dancers with Salaam, Historical Society photo archive project, and more. NELC sponsored events such as Irene Markoff's performance/lecture are free and open to the public. For more information call the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at 812-855-5993.
More about Irene Markoff here. She wrote an important article about "Sufi Music and Ritual in Turkey" that you might want to read before her talk.
IndyBuzz can find no examples of Markoff playing, but this is a nice example of baglama playing; so is this.

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