"Crusty on the Outside"
NY Gypsy All Stars, Luminescent Orchestrii & The Tiptons
Gypsy all night
Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 8:30pm
Friday, April 18, 2008 at 3:00am
85 Ave A
New York, NY
Friday, April 18, 2008
Brooklyn Borough Hall*
209 Joralemon Street
(At Court Street)
* Take the 2, 3, 4, 5, M or R trains to Borough Hall.
Dunya weds contemporary technology with the traditions of Ottoman music in original pieces for instruments and voices. With a fresh but reverent outlook, Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol , Robert Labaree and Cem Mutlu breathe new life into the time-honored genres of mehter (Janissary music), sema (Sufi devotional music) and ince saz müziği (instrumental music).
When I'm gone from your side,
And all your tears have been dried ...
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow;
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
And when you stroll in the evening hours,
And smell the aroma of beautiful flowers;
There'll be no need to sob and cry ...
I am not there, I did not die!