FALL 2013 From the “jazz” of Istanbul to the “blues” of Anatolia This concert will include folk, religious and popular music from Anatolia, interwoven with classical Ottoman music and urban popular music from different centuries. Location: AIC Center Boston, 38 Newbury Street #702, Boston, MA Date/Time: Saturday, September 21, doors open at […]


FALL 2012 A BILINGUAL MEVLID: Süleyman Çelebi’s masterpiece in Greek and Turkish Recognized as a classic of Turkish literature, Vesilet’ün Necat, or more commonly known as Mevlid-i Şerif is a long poem commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammed written in Turkish in 1409 by Süleyman Çelebi (1351-1422) in Bursa. It is often […]


Highlights from DÜNYA’s numerous appearances outside of New England   Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol & Whatsnext? toured Boston, Istanbul, Bursa and Cyprus during the month of July in 2017 Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol led a very successful Summer tour with packed concerts at Ryles Jazz Club (Boston), Istanbul Jazz Festival, International Bursa […]


FALL 2011 A SPECIAL CD RELEASE CONCERT program   photos This exciting concert will celebrate the release of DÜNYA’s A Story of the City: Constantinople, Istanbul double CD which is currently submitted for a Grammy award. The concert will bring together several DÜNYA ensembles to perform upbeat selections from the CD program […]


FALL 2010 A SPECIAL FUNDRAISING FASIL NIGHT TO SUPPORT GÜLCAN YILMAZ 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 […]


FALL 2009 A SACRED MUSIC CELEBRATION: Greek Orthodoxy and Turkish Sufism featuring Photis Ketsetzis, Şenol Filiz and Birol Yayla program   photos In this special concert a choir and an ensemble composed of Greek and Turkish musicians will perform together a program of Greek Orthodox (Byzantine) and Turkish Sufi (Mevlevi) […]


FALL 2008 A Multi Faith Celebration DÜNYA will contribute a selection of Sufi musics to an interfaith service at Boston College, alongside a group from Hebrew College directed by Cantor Scott Sokol and the Contemporary Gospel Group directed by Donell Paterson. Since the Middle Ages, Jesuit schools all over the […]


FALL 2007 Sept. 15, 1207 in Rumi’s Anatolia A musical glimpse into the life and times of a great Sufi poet program   photos The year 2007 marks the 800th anniversary of the birth of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, one of the most influential figures of Muslim mysticism (Sufism). This concert […]


FALL 2006 GAZINO style FASIL Turkish classical and folk music in its most infectious form, presented monthly in an intimate setting with food and drink where audience interaction is expected. Location: DIONYSOS club/restaurant 617 661 6800 777 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA Date/Time: Thursday, August 24th, 2006 9:30 pm Price of […]


FALL 2005 Master Drummer-Master Dancer program   photos A concert featuring the close relationship of Master Drummer and Master Dancer in selected corners of the world: the Middle East, Senegal, North India and Puerto Rico. Location: MIT, Big Kresge Hall Date/Time: Friday, September 9, 8:00 pm Price of admission: General: $20, […]