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TITLE
The Ceremony of the Bektashi Djem/The Tradition of Abdal Musa
FORMAT
CD

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OCORA 560248 OCORA 560248
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RELEASE DATE
5/14/2013

"This release celebrates the Bektashi ceremony of the djem, which features semah sacred dancing and sung poetry accompanied on the saz lute. The djem is both a liturgy commemorating the founding myths of the Bektashi faith and a fraternal agape (ritual feast) uniting an entire community. Music, listened to with great intensity, is a link between all that permeates this entire ritual. In these recordings from the Turkish region of Antalya, two 'choirs' are present: one, conducted by Müzaffer Görgülü, recorded in 2004; the other, conducted by Süleyman Can, in the 'mother' house (the house of the ancestral djem) in 2011." Oversized hardbound packaging with booklet.