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TimnaTal Music presents traditional world music from the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Balkan region, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, to an intimate live concert venue for the Davis and Sacramento area audience. TimnaTal brings a variety of outstanding musicians to its stage. Audiences are likely to hear Flamenco, East European Folk, Klezmer, Greek Rembetiko, Turkish Classical music and much, much more!

You can hear the music of these regions on a monthly radio show titled "Crossing Continents" hosted & produced by Gil Medovoy on KDVS on the 1st Sunday of every month from 10am-1pm on-line at www.kdvs.org


$17 in advance (there is a $0.75 charge for online sales)

$20 at the door

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Timna-Tal Music  Presents…An Evening of Arabic Music with Faisal Zedan Trio

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 7pm

Village Homes Community Center

2661 Portage Bay East, Davis, CA. 95616

$17 in advance, $20 at the door

info: 530-867-1032

or email:  info@timnatalmusic.com


Featuring Latif Bolat & Ms. Serap Yilmaz

Turkish Mystic Sufi scholar and musician Latif Bolat will present music, poetry, Sufi mystic stories and images from the ancient land of Turkey. 


Latif Bolat plays Turkish Folk Music and devotional Sufi songs which are called Ilahi and Nefes, from the Anatolian peninsula.  The lyrics of Ilahis or Nefeses are taken largely from the great mystic poets Yunus Emre, Niyazi Misri and many other ancient troubadours of Turkey.   The program also includes sacred ballads composed by Latif Bolat. Throughout the program, devotional poetry will be recited from 13th Century Sufi poets Yunus Emre, Rumi, and images of Turkish people and scenery will be reflected on a screen. 


During the concert, Ms.Serap Yilmaz, a devotional dancer called Whirling Dervish from Turkey will also present this 800 years old dance tradition over Latif Bolat’s music.  Serap Yilmaz is a Turkish Whirling Dervish from Istanbul. She has been taking part in many spiritual events especially in England with her poetry reciting and Whirling. This will be her debut in North America as a devotional dancer during Latif Bolat's performances.


One of the most well-known Turkish musicians in the US, Bolat possesses a vast repertoire, ranging from Sufi devotional songs and Turkish Folk music to classical pieces.  Now residing in New Mexico and Turkey, Mr.Bolat has presented his music all across America, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Bulgaria, Turkey, Philippines, England and many other international locations.  In addition to his Carnegie Hall  concerts and lectures, he has recorded 4 very successful CDs, made many TV and radio appearances and composed music for the PBS Documentary “Mohammed: Legacy of a Prophet” and George Lucas’s TV series “Young Indiana Jones”. He is also the co-author of a Turkish Sufi poetry book titled “Quarreling with God” which is published by White Cloud Books (Oregon, 2008).




http://www.latifbolat.com (for music, picture and further information)



Turkish Singer, Composer and Scholar of Turkish Music and Folklore

Latif Bolat is a native of the Turkish Mediterranean town of Mersin. After receiving his degree in folklore and music at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey, he taught traditional music throughout the country. He then went on to manage Ankara Halk Tiyatrosu, a musical theater company, which performed traditional musical plays.  Mr.Bolat also received further degrees in Turkish History and Middle East Religion and Politics from Ankara University and an MBA from San Francisco State University.

His recent performance and teaching engagements include:

    * Educational concerts-lectures at Carnegie Hall in NYC.

Soundtrack music for George Lucas Studio's "Young Indiana Jones".

PBS documentary “Mohammed: Legacy of a Prophet”.

    * Released 4 successful CDs in the US, Co-authored the Turkish mystic         Sufi poetry translations and anthology book: “Quarreling with God: Mystic Rebel Sufi Poems of the Dervishes of Turkey”.

    * Festivals across the World: All India Sufi and Mystic Music Festival, Edinburgh Middle Eastern Spirituality Festival, Alaska Folk Festival, London Festival of Islamic World, Monterey World Music Festival, Boulder World Music Festival, Singapore World Music Festival at the Esplanade, Lotus World Music Festival in Bloomington, Vancouver Spiritual Music Festival, Memphis in May Festival, Carnegie Hall Global Encounters Festival, Canberra National Festival in Australia, Urkult Festival in Sweden and others.

    * Concerts and conferences at many institutions including, the United Nations, Oxford University, SOAS-London, Leeds University, University of California at Berkeley, Monash University in Melbourne, University of Chicago, Georgia Tech, UCLA, Stanford University, UC Santa Barbara, University of Southern California, San Francisco State University, University of Washington, Arizona State University, University of South Carolina, Claremont College, University of Colorado at Boulder,  Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Brigham Young University and many others..

* The California Art Council rewarded Mr.Bolat with a grant for his contributions to the preservation of Turkish traditional music. Turkish Ministry of Culture sponsored his Turkish Sufi poetry translations project titled “Quarreling with God”.  He also leads educational Cultural tours to Turkey for the past 10 years.