Healing Sounds of Ancient Turkey

A night of Anatolian Sufi music and poetry was organised by the Brighton group The Anatolian Friendship Association and took place in St Marys Church Hall, Brighton, Saturday 13th May 

The event featured Latif Bolat, a specialist in ancient Turkish devotional music. Before the concert, he also gave a talk about the history of the music and related cultures. 

Poetry readings on the night were read by members of the audience and Serap Yilmaz, who also danced traditional Dervish dances. 

Turkish food and drinks were also provided. Thanks to everyone at the Anatolian Friendship Association, Latif Bolat, Serap Yilmaz and everyone else involved for a lovely and educational evening.

Latif Bolat 


Anatolian Friendship Association 


Thanks to Ian Hughes for the photography.