Mevlevi Ensemble

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Like their Syrian counterparts, the Turkish Sufi were guardians of the classical tradition. Though it accompanies worship, the Mevlevi ensemble is also a concert group, having recently toured the U.S. This fine recording, patterned after a complete dervish ceremony, is notable for the presence of a particularly eminent singer, Kani Karaca, but the instrumental work is also outstanding.

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