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The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi

In Events 2013 on October 10, 2013 at 3:36 am

Live Performance of Whirling Dervishes from Konya, Turkey & Turkish Sufi Music Ensemble

Rumi Club cordially invites you to experience live performance of the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi featuring distinguished musicians and whirling dervishes from Konya Sufi Music Ensemble in Turkey

DATE:       Friday, November 8, 2013 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

VENUE:   Rackham Auditorium

915 E. Washington Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

COST:     $15- General Admission


*Whirling Dervishes (Sema)

This ritual dance, called Sema, is among the most exquisite ceremonies of spirituality. The whirling of the dervishes is an act of love and a drama of faith. The Sema is a precise choreography, a mediation in motion in which the dervishes are accompanied by beautiful, authentic Sufi music. The music contains some of the most core elements of Eastern classical music and serves as an accompaniment for Rumi’s poetry.


Live Turkish Music Concert

In Events 2013 on April 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Rumi Club-Michigan and Turkish American Society of Michigan host the “Colors of Turkish Music II”. Group Heritage will perform musical pieces, representing different sub-genres of the Turkish music that developed over the past seven centuries; including popular classical songs, folk music, instrumental pieces, and religious music of the (sufi) Mawlawi order. Information on Group Heritage can be found at

DATE: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

TIME: 7pm – 9pm

VENUE: Hussey Room, Michigan League- 911 N. University Ave Ann Arbor, MI

Tickets are $7 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door of the concert location starting at 5pm on the event day.

Turkish Coffee Night with Journalist Mustafa Akyol

In Events 2013 on February 25, 2013 at 4:43 am

We cordially invite you to the upcoming “Turkish Coffee Night with Journalist Mustafa Akyol” which will be held on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30 PM.

Award-winning Turkish journalist Mustafa Akyol will be speaking about his his latest book, Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty , which was published by W.W. Norton in July 2011. The book was praised by Financial Times as “a forthright and elegant Muslim defense of freedom.” Akyol writes columns for two Turkish daily papers, Star and Hürriyet Daily News. Akyol has presented seminars in several universities or think-tanks in the United States and the United Kingdom on issues of Islam, politics and Turkish affairs. His articles on Islamic issues have appeared in publications such as Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Huffington Post, The Weekly Standard, Newsweek,  Islam Online and many other publications. Akyol has studied political science and history at the Bogazici University in Istanbul, where he still lives today.

We felt this event would be of interest to you as a faculty member in the Political Science department. We would be honored to have your presence at this event. You will also have an opportunity to enjoy Turkish coffee and appetizers as well.

Please RSVP by filling out the RSVP form by clicking on the link.

DATE    :  Tuesday, March 19, 2013

TIME     :  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

VENUE  :  Duderstadt Center, Teleconference Room (Suite 1180) 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard Ann Arbor, MI 48109

FEE       :  Free event

Program Details:

6:30pm – 6:45pm – Welcome

6:45pm – 7:15pm – Refreshments

7:15pm – 8:00pm – Speech by Mustafa Akyol  

8:00pm – 8:30pm – Book Signing and Turkish Coffee

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