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Blue mohawk and the whirling dervish: a glimpse into contemporary Mevlevi soundscapes

25 September 2020 | Author: Nevin Şahin

Authenticity in the performance of Mevlevi whirling rituals has long been discussed and for a few decades, a new tradition of commemorating Mevlana Rumi (1207-73) has been established. With the foundation of state ensembles solely for performing the ritual on stage, the construction of cultural centers that comprise circular “whirling halls” and the live broadcast of the “Wedding Night (Şeb-i Arûs)” ceremony in Konya on state television, this new soundscape has gained a claim of authenticity.

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What does the grand piano in the corner mean? Classical music in Turkish TV series

22 MAY 2020 | Author: Nevin Şahin

In an elegant fine-dine restaurant, Zeynep Yılmaz (Sevda Erginci) and Alihan Taşdemir (Onur Tuna) are diving into a small talk on their idiosyncratic differences. Alihan, the owner of a big aviation company, is an NYU graduate and the son of a rich family whose sister was once married to the director of the biggest conglomerate, “the King” Halit Argun (Talat Bulut). Alihan tells how much he enjoys being among crowds while Zeynep, an executive assistant who happened to start working for Alihan when he bought the company she was working at, living in a rented apartment with her sister in a rather poor neighborhood of housewives in Cihangir, talks about her way of relaxing alone at home.

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