Anatolia's religious cultures visit churches, synagogues
ISTANBULSep 01, 2016 - 12:00 am GMT+3
Sep 01, 2016 12:00 am
Ritual practices and dances from Anatolia's diverse religious communities will be brought to churches and synagogues around Istanbul as part of the project "Anadolu İnançları" (Anatolian Faiths).
The first performance will be held today at the Surp Nişan Armenian Orthodox Church in Istanbul's Kartal district. Marking Sept. 1 World Peace Day, the performance will feature a ritual repertoire accompanied by music. The project will cover religious performances by Alevi, Catholic, Orthodox, Jewish, Sufi, Assyrian and Shaman cultural groups, all of which have existed in Anatolia.
With a group of 25 members including a choir, performances will reflect different religions' musical harmonies as well as Anatolian and Western melodies. The performance will start at 8:30 p.m. with the program to be announced in the upcoming days.