FALL 2010


A benefit event that will feature our FASIL ensemble on a special night with a special selection of Turkish art and folk music in its most infectious form. All proceeds go to Gulcan Yilmaz who was diagnosed with Colorectal cancer in 2005. This benefit event is organized in order to contribute towards the treatment costs of a new drug.

Location: Havana Club, Central Square, Cambridge MA
Date/Time: Sunday, October 10, 7pm
Price of admission: $40



Original compositions and select arrangements by Mehmet Sanlikol of Turkish folk songs and pop/rock classics by Erkin Koray and Baris Manco for horns and rhythm section combining the idioms of Jazz and Funk with a variety of Turkish and other world musics.

Location: RYLES Jazz Club
Date/Time: November 5, 9pm
Price of admission: $15



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Join us in an evening where the DUNYA ensemble will present an Ottoman tableaux of different religious musical practices in Islam, Greek Orthodoxy and Sephardic Judaism.

Location: Boston University, Hillel House 4th floor
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 6pm
Price of admission: Free



A Valentine’s FASIL Night

In response to popular demand, and in keeping with DÜNYA’s commitment to representing the fullest possible range of musical styles/traditions associated with Turkey over the centuries, our FASIL ensemble is back on a special night with a special selection of Turkish art and folk music in its most infectious form.

Location: Red Fez
Date/Time: Sunday, February 14, 9pm


Gurbet elde bir hal geldi başıma /
Far from Home, I Fell into Sadness

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The DÜNYA ensemble explores the theme of gurbet—the experience of being in a foreign land—in the folk, classical, religious and popular music of the Ottoman Turkish tradition. In a program emphasizing Turkish vocal styles, traditional compositions and improvisations in Turkish modes (makam) are interwoven with original compositions and polyphonic experiments

Location: College of the Holy Cross
Date/Time: Thursday, March 25, 8pm
Location: Wesleyan University
Date/Time: Saturday, March 27, 8pm
Location: Bridgewater State College
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 30, 7:30pm
Location: New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 31, 8pm


ALEXANDER THE GREAT: Hero, Warrior and Lover
In collaboration with The Boston Camerata


Alexander’s deeds, both real and legendary, inspired bardic poetry and song in pre-Christian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim societies alike. The second of DÜNYA’s east-west collaborations with The Boston Camerata brings together these diverse traditions in a performance of old and new music and improvisations based on sources from classical antiquity, from medieval Europe and from West Asia.

Location: First Lutheran Church
Date/Time: Friday, May 7, 8pm