All Night Concert In Istanbul – July 30th

4 Aug

Last night our music group went to the Ortakoy Market in the middle of Istanbul to play qawwalis and other cultural performances all night long.  We came early to set up a stage with about 15 musicians, including our Turkish friends.  For 6 hours, we played qawwalis, danced bollywood and classical Indian dances non-stop.  Intermittently, one of us would stand up and tell a short experience that we had about meditation and then lead a short introductory meditation (which was all translated into Turkish).

The night was insanely fun, by the end we were surrounded by over a hundred people who were all clapping and dancing to the very famous Dam Mast Kalandar.  Then, while we were singing last song, Ali Moula, fireworks burst out across the sky giving us the perfect ending to our night.

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6 Responses to “All Night Concert In Istanbul – July 30th”

  1. Sonja August 4, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    wow, very impressing what you guys are achieving! Keep the energy up 😉

  2. Ioana August 5, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    Great news! Please let us know what is going on there .. sounds exciting and I’d like to know what the young ones have to say about “today” ..I’ll definitely return on this site, oops, actually I’ve just noticed that is possible to subscribe to this website .. and I’m in! Thanks, Ioana (Canada)

  3. draupadi August 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    CONGATULATIONS to your great work!
    May all your efforts be victoriuos,
    may all your wishes become true,
    ALWAYS!
    With Love and Respect – Draupadi.

  4. Dhanya Mele August 5, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    Awesome work guys! Sounds like so much fun, we can’t wait to join you…

  5. Kay August 6, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    Looks like Heaven and lots of fun. Nothing more joy giving than being at the coalface.

  6. nmirel August 7, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    terrific!!!… i believe this spot is definitely the Ortaköy (Middle Village)Pier Square, one of Bosphorus’ most frequented spots,lacing Asia and Europe together., not the Grand/Covered Bazaar. what a great spot!

    have an excellent time in Turkey
    with love

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