Sufi Music Concert

Whirling Dervishes Ceremony


Come, come again, whoever you are, come! Heathen, fire worshipper or idolatrous, come! Come even if you broke your penitence a hundred times, Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are.

"Istanbul Whirling Dervishes hosts regular Sufi music concerts and whirling dervish performances in Sultanahmet. This is a spiritual and informative tribute to 13th century mystic, poet and philosopher Mevlana C. Rumi and his followers."

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The programme starts with an introduction about Rumi, followed by Sufi Music and the 4-salam "sema ceremony", giving life to 800 years tradition on the stage with their determination and faith for being a lifelong follower of Mevlevi tradition.

The dance troupe represents one branch of the Sufi tradition of Islam that focuses on love, tolerance and the worship of God.

Wearing long, flowing robes and tall hats, the Whirling Dervishes twirl to live music played on ancient instruments, a form of worship said to bring them closer to God.

The venue has limited seat capacity and prior reservations are recommended.

Come and experience SEMA - the whirling dervishes ceremony. Learn the complex spiritual beliefs behind this ancient Turkish ritual

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Adult : 20 €
Student : 15 € (Under 12 years old)
Place : Venu in Sultanahmet Area (address details will be sent by e-mail)

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