“Aman Aman!” 
The Music of the Turkish & Greek Café 

DÜNYA teams up with Pharos Ensemble to take their audiences on a musical journey where they will be introduced to the Turkish coffeehouse and the Greek Kafe Aman repertoires which include late classical Ottoman/Turkish music, urban folk songs from Turkey, songs representing the Kafe Aman style from mainland Greece as well as early Rembetika songs.

Location, Date/Time, Price: 
October 30, MIT, Bartos Theater, Cambridge – MA, 7:30pm, General: $25, Students: $15



A Special TEDx Presentation 

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol presents excerpts from his ‘coffeehouse opera’, entitled “Othello in the Seraglio”, and an innovative composition performed live by his Jazz trio followed by a talk where he will discuss how being an immigrant helped him become a musically multilingual composer and performer.

Location, Date: 
November 10, TEDxBeaconStreet Salon at WGBH, Brighton – MA


Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol Trio 

Grammy nominated composer and DownBeat magazine’s September 2016 Editor’s pick Jazz pianist Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol presents his unique blend of energetic and innovative Turkish music influenced contemporary Jazz.

Location, Date/Time, Price: 
November 16. Further details TBA


1650: Music from Ali Ufki’s Istanbul 

DÜNYA ensemble presents a diverse range of music compiled by Ali Ufki in mid-17th century Istanbul including Sufi/religious music, unusual examples of entertainment and dance music with obscene lyrics as well as rhythmic complexity that is not to be found in the current Turkish repertoire.

Location, Date/Time, Price: 
November 27, New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, Boston – MA, 8pm, FREE
November 28, Harvard University, Memorial Church, Cambridge – MA, 8pm, General: $15, Students: $10


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