Portland Summer Sema 2018

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Celebrate Summer in Portland with the mystical ceremony of the whirling dervishes.

Rumi was the original whirling dervish and is widely known for his remarkable and timeless poetry.  Yet the Mevlevi tradition is alive Portland today!  Sema is a powerful ritual of music, song and synchronized movement that embodies the journey of the soul, weaving these elements into an experiential engagement with the Divine.  The Mevlevi Orchestra will accompany the ceremony with authentic classical Turkish Sema music.  We invite you to participate with us in this practice of deep listening, become filled with the energy of blessing and create a space of healing for all of creation.

Sunday June 24th, 3:30 pm.         Only 80 seats for this performance Advance Tickets recommended through brownpapertickets.com/event/3383344

$25 cash at the door or discounted $15 for students and seniors with ID, cash at the door only.

At New Expressive Works Studio, 810 SE Belmont.  Please enter the WYSE Building through the south side door which will open at 3pm for open seating.  You will want to allow time for side street parking and may wish to bring a cushion along with your reverent attitude.

This evening is co-sponsored in part by KBOO Community Radio- listener supported, volunteer created radio- bringing you news, information, and great music from around the world and our own back yards.


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