Poetry of Peace: Spiritual Music of the Middle East

The Poetry of Peace, Spiritual Music of the Middle East

at the
The Boulder Theater

14th and Pearl, Boulder CO
Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999
at 7:30pm

Featuring Omar Faruk Tekbilek



This extraordinary program will be held at the historic Boulder Theater. This is the only performance of this tour to venture beyond the coasts into America's heartland. The Poetry of Peace, Spiritual Music of the Middle East, will feature performances by Omar Faruk Tekbilek and his Ensemble, Davka, and very special guests. Tickets are $18.50 general admission, $24.50 Gold Circle-reserved, and are available at the following locations: the Boulder Theater ticket office, 303.786.7030, Bart's CD Cellar, 303.447.8150 and Twist and Shout (in Denver), 303.722.1943.

Omar Faruk Tekbilek is a master interpreter of Sufi, folk and contemporary Turkish and Middle Eastern music. Faruk, as he is popularly known, has a wide following throughout the Middle East and in the United States.  He is often seen as a peace messenger and believes in playing with musicians of different cultures.  As the four corners of his creativity, Faruk enumerates mysticism, folklore, romance and imagination.

Opening the concert for Omar Faruk Tekbilek will be Davka. In Hebrew slang, davka means "contrary to expectation." True to its name, this inspired blend of Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Classical influences opens the ears to a whole new world of Jewish music beyond the Klezmer tradition. A west coast phenomenon, Davka bursts with devotion and emotion, energized with fertile acoustic sounds and driving rhythms. Davka's performers are Daniel Hoffman on violin, Moses Sedler (of the acclaimed world music ensemble Ancient Future) on cello, and Peter Maund on percussion. Their third and latest CD, Judith, is available on Tzadik records.

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