Bajaj Electronics to conduct Turkish ‘Sema’ and Sufi Music: World-Renowned Konya Turkish Sufi Music and Whirling Dervishes Ensemble to perform
The Consulate General of the Republic of Türkiye in Hyderabad, and Bajaj Electronics, bring to the people of the city, for the first time, the original Turkish ‘Sema’ and Sufi Music, at ShilpaKala Vedika, on 3rd February by the world-renowned Konya Turkish Sufi Music and Whirling Dervishes Ensemble.
Speaking about the event, Orhan Yalman Okan, Consul General Türkiye, stated, “We are delighted thatthe SEMA (choreographies), which is rooted in the Turkish ethos and has a global fan following,is going to be performed in Hyderabad, along with ethereal Sufi music, and will bring the people of the two nations closer. Türkiye and Hyderabad have deep historical and cultural ties,and Indian and Turkish people have many similarities. One of them is the Sufism, which is the mystical dimension of Islam and preaches the love, peace, tolerance for all people and pluralism.”
The Sufi belief is that the universe and everything inside it reflects the features of the creator,and if a human being cleanses his or her ego, they reflect the creator. SEMA is the ascent to heaven and return to Earth; an idea steeped in Turkish traditions. The Sema symbolizes the man’s journey towards reaching the higher creator and then returning as a man who has grown to achieve perfection. It will be a rare opportunity to witness the Whirl that connects one to everything in Oneness and the wholesomeness of Turkish Sufi music, with special instruments such as Ney, Kudum, Tanbur, Tef and more, which have spiritual rhythms and sounds that connect the spirit to the higher worlds.
The 13th century poet, mystic, Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi (1207-1273) made an inspired discovery that ‘turning’ is fundamental to existence, right from the protons in our body to giant planets. Sema is the turning of the mind towards the Truth and elevating it with love, embracing all of creation, by joining the turns of nature everywhere. Sufism encourages music as a way of deepening one’s relationship with the Creator. It is devotional and inspired by the works of sufi poets.
Mr.Karan Bajaj, CEO of Bajaj Electronics, said “It feels great to associate with the first-of-its-kind “Whirling Dervishes from Türkiye”. We are looking forward to an evening of captivating transcendental performance. Music unites people across cultures. We at Bajaj Electronics believe in the power of the sensory experience. Audio, video and home entertainment consumption trends are changing, and technology is evolving! With that thought we started a concept store ‘Audio & Beyond’ which provides the ‘Ultimate Experience’ to the audiophiles. Our showroom offers people the thrill and delight of real theatrical sound, the visual effects, and the ambiance which all constitute a ‘complete experience’ of watching a movie, listening to music and so on.”
Mr. Dhiraj Mehta, General Manager – Trident, Hyderabad said “Trident, Hyderabad is delighted to partner with the Turkish Consulate of Hyderabad as hospitality partners for their well-known Whirling Dervishes group. The event happening at ShilpaKala Vedika on the 3rd of February 2023 is a testimony to the start of a wonderful revelation of cultural arts of Turkey and Trident, Hyderabad is privileged to be associated with this event.”
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