Ramadan Special Concert: Mystic Sounds from Anatolia

Join us for this special Ramadan concert, featuring four skilled musicians on vocal, oud, qanun, kemane, and percussion!

Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion. It is also a time of joy, gratitude, and celebration. What better way to celebrate Ramadan than with a night of enchanting and soulful music from Anatolia, the ancient land of Türkiye and beyond?

Join us for this special Ramadan concert that will take place at St. Mary’s Islington on Monday 25 March 2024, at 8pm featuring four skilled musicians on vocal, oud, qanun, kemane, and percussion, who will take you on a musical journey through the rich and diverse heritage of Anatolian music.

Anatolia has a musical tradition that reflects its history, culture, and spirituality. From the sublime melodies of Sufi mysticism to the vibrant rhythms of folk songs, Anatolian music transports the listeners to a different world.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of Anatolian music, performed by a talented ensemble of musicians:

Baha Yetkin, a master oud player and vocalist, who has performed in many prestigious venues and festivals around the world, and teaches at the Yunus Emre Institute London

Serdar Yılmaz, a brilliant qanun player, who has collaborated with many famous artists and orchestras, and teaches at the Yunus Emre Institute London

Umut Ekiz, a versatile kemane player, who has a passion for Anatolian folk music and has performed in various countries and festivals

Muammer Sağlam, a skilled percussionist, who plays a variety of instruments such as darbuka, bendir, and riq, and has a wide repertoire of rhythms and styles

The concert will feature a selection of songs that showcase the mystical and traditional aspects of Anatolian music, such as: Salat-ı Ummiye , a prayer for the Prophet Muhammad, Ben Yürürüm Yane Yane, a Sufi song about spiritual love and longing, Biz Dünyadan Gider Olduk, a Sufi hymn about detachment from the world.
These are just a few examples of the many pieces that will be played during the concert, which will also include some interactive songs that the audience can join in.

Tickets are now available for this unmissable Ramadan special concert!

For more information on the event, please email us at londra@yee.org.tr