Niyaz – Sufi Songs of Love

This album illustrates the rich variety of Sufi devotional songs of the Ottoman Turkish tradition. These songs, as essential components of the Sufi remembrance ceremony, were developed over centuries by integrating spiritual practice with artistic expression in both music and poetry. Ahmet Erdogdular performs lyrical masterpieces with vocal and instrumental improvisations exploring the wealth of makam (mode). As a singer of the old style of Sufi music, having studied at the Conservatory as well as through the traditional meşk chain of passing on knowledge through generations, Ahmet offers many classical pieces presented in a style that died out in modern performance.


Sufi Songs of Love
© Ahmet Erdogdular
AEM 2009 New York, NY USNiyaz - Sufi Songs of Love