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A Talk by Dr. Razia Sultanova

A Muslim Soundscape: The Music of Uzbek and Tajik Migrant Communities in Post-Soviet Moscow The Soviet Union was the last great world empire with borders stretched from Europe to Asia. Within these borders lived 120 ethnic groups divided into fifteen republics and various autonomous regions, with an overall population of nearly 300 million. After  the…

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Latif Bolat – A Night of Turkish Sufi Mystic Music

On the 6th of December 2019, Yunus Emre Institute in London will present music lovers a harmonious night with an exiting line up of Sufi mystic music, whirling dervish performance, poetry and talks with award-winning Turkish Mystic Sufi scholar and musician Latif Bolat. Turkish mystic Latif Bolat is a modern-day troubadour, travelling the world and…

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ILLUSTRATING LONDON WITH OTTOMAN MINIATURE

Illustrating London with Ottoman Miniature Painting Technique By Filiz Adıgüzel Toprak This workshop will give participants a thorough understanding of the Ottoman style of making cityscapes and illustrating architecture which was invented by the famous Ottoman painter Matrakçı Nasuh in 16th century. We will briefly look at the amazing illustrations of various Ottoman cities painted…

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Selim III: A Sultan with Two States

A Talk by Prof Hakan Erdem The Ottoman Empire under the rule of Selim III (1789- 1807) had experienced a number of profound changes. Unable to abolish the old Janissary army, the Sultan established a new one in addition. Likewise, he ordered the founding of a second treasury to finance his new army. This presentation…

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LOVE of SOUNDS

LOVE of SOUNDS by Coşkun Karademir (Bağlama) Özer Özel (Tanbur) Without a doubt, one of the most important forms of expression for cultures from generation to generation is music. Music encompasses every civilization and establishes and enlivens the connections between civilizations. As a result, every instrument and musician is of great importance. The unique melodies…

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Together Alone

A film season exploring solitude on secreen We are excited to partner with National Film and Television School and Rio Cinema for ‘Together Alone‘ project, a carefully curated film season by Octavian Dancila as part of the Programming and Curation MA at the National Film and Television School. TOGETHER ALONE is a season of four absorbing, thought-provoking…

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Turkish Courses in Cambridge

The Turkish course which has been running for two years by Yunus Emre Institute and Cambridge University Language Centre will start its new term on 17th October 2019. The course is open to all students/staff of the University and members of the general public. Applications for the course are still open. For more information please visit https://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/culp/turkish/culp-turkish.html E-mail: culp@langcen.cam.ac.uk Tel: 01223 335058…

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A Different Way Of Seeing: Topographic Paintings By Matrakçı Nasuh

Date and Time: Thu, 24 October 2019 / 19:00 – 20:30 BST Location: Leighton House Museum City views and topographic paintings had been one of the most distinctive features of 16th century Ottoman manuscript illustration. They were used to document the expanding frontiers of the Ottoman Empire which are now among the most alluring cartographic objects…