Erdal Erzincan: Turkish Sufi Improvisations

The Graduate Center Elebash Hall
365 Fifth Avenue
(bet. 34th and 35th Streets)
Trains: B,D,F,M to 34th St.; 6 to 33rd St.
Tickets $25; $20 for Graduate Center Members and Students (contact 212-817-8215 for discount information)

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The Artists

In his U.S. debut as a soloist, acclaimed baglama (plucked lute) virtuoso and vocalist Erdal Erzincan performs the exquisite and deeply symbolic music of the Alevi, a mystical Sufi order that boasts more than twenty million followers in Turkey. Erdal will perform on a variety of baglamas, and sing folk and sacred songs that aim to bring the listener into its trance-like realm by interweaving ecstatic rhythms with sensual melodic phrases.