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Title: Transfer processes within Sufi rituals : An example from Istanbul
Author(s): Langer, RobertLook up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Issue Date: 2011
Type: Article
Language: English
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-1981185920-942662
Abstract: For years, Oruç Rahmi Güvenç, his German wife Azize and his loosely organised group of musicians, singers, and dancers (TÜMATA) from Turkey and various Western European countries are practicing a (post)modern form of dervish ritual, incorporating musical forms, songs and dance practices from different parts of the Turkic world and several Islamic traditions, but also from Central Europe. Focussing on the ritual dance of the ‘Whirling Dervishes’ (Mevleviye), but also practicing forms of modern western ‘(Musical) Therapy’, this ‘hybrid’ kind of complex ritual2 became very attractive to the modernised citizens of Turkey as well as to Western Europeans. This paper is an attempt to analyse some elements of this ritual practice and their application in varying contexts (such Turkey or Germany). Sources for this description are several participant observations, biographical data, publications and internal working materials of the Sufi group, as well as media coverage on their activities.
Open Access: Open access publication
License: In CopyrightIn Copyright
Journal Title: European journal of Turkish studies
Publisher Place: Marseille
Volume: 13
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