DÜNYA’s Documentary Film Screening*
with Robert Labaree
Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol
Cem Mutlu
Brenna MacCrimmon
Phaedon Sinis
and Mal Barsamian
including special appearances from Cemal Kafadar

What A World offers a captivating look at DÜNYA which has explored a wide range of music from around the world since its founding in 2004. The film shows the ensemble performing an amazing concert of music from 20th century Istanbul while interviews with the band members reveal their diverse backgrounds as well as insights about the surprising cultural and musical links between Boston and Turkey.

*This event features a brief talk before the screening as well as a Q & A after.  

Location, Date/Time
Tuesday, February 17, 4:00 PM - Harvard University, CMES 120, FREE



the Tragedy of Sümbül the Black Eunuch

a coffee house opera produced by Dünya

conceived, designed and composed by Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol
coffee house opera concept developed by Robert Labaree

based on:
The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare (1603),
Un Capitano Moro (A Moorish Captain) by Giovanbattista Giraldi (Cinzio) (1565)
Kızlarağası’nın Piçi (The Bastard of the Chief Black Eunuch) by Reşad Ekrem Koçu (1933)

music from 16th and 17th century sources from Europe and Turkey
arranged, with original music, by Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol

script by Robert Labaree
additional Turkish poetry by Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, director of Turkish ensemble
Tom Zajac, director of European ensemble

Locations for the CSEM series:
Thursday, Feb. 26, 8 PM, First Religious Society in Carlisle, 27 School St., Carlisle, MA
Friday, Feb. 27, 8 PM, The Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton St., Weston, MA
Saturday, Feb 28, 8 PM, The Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem, MA
Sunday, Mar. 1, 4PM, Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County St., Ipswich, MA
Monday, Mar. 2, 730 PM, Christ Church Cambridge, Zero Garden St., Cambridge, MA

Purchase tickets: http://www.csem.org/tickets.html

More dates and venues will be announced in March