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FREE with museum admission!
Join Mehmet Ali Sanlikol for a talk on Turkish Sufi (Islamic mysticism) music and several Turkish folk music traditions, with demonstrations through voice and instruments, including the Turkish ney (end-blown flute).
Dr. Sanlikol is a composer, performer, ethnomusicologist, and the director of DÜNYA, a contemporary ensemble devoted to presenting a contemporary view of a wide range of Turkish traditions, alone and in interaction with other world traditions.
***Two more Museum Encounters on Friday, too! All three FREE with museum admission***
Kayhan Kalhor and Persian Music, 10:30 a.m., Alcove 1
Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamāncheh (Persian spiked lute) and an original member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project. He has a wide range of musical influences, and crosses cultural borders with his work. Kalhor often pins Persian classical music structures to the rich folk modes and melodies of the Kurdish tradition of Iran. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a demonstration of the kamāncheh and get a taste of Persian music and culture. http://www.kayhankalhor.net/
Brett Phillips and the Electric Guitar, 12:30 p.m., Alcove 1
Enjoy the musical expertise of Brett Phillips on the electric guitar. A graduate of the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, Phillips will also share his knowledge of design for acoustic and electric instruments. This program is presented in partnership with Desert Ridge Music Academy. http://desertridgemusicacademy.com/music-lesson-instructors/brett-phillips-guitar-bass/