Experience the spiritual ceremony of The Sema Ceremony (Whirling Dervish Show) first hand

1- The days of Mawlawi sama performances (Whirling Dervishes Ceremony )

Everyday, hour: 19: 00 (Advance Reservation Required - Please Contact.)

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1 – What is the date you want to join the Show.

2 – Group name and surname of the person responsible for what is it?

3 – The number is how many people will attend the show?

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Whirling Dervishes ceremonies (semas) can be witnessed everyday.


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2- Cancellations and Changes : This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 72 hours before the date of the activity.

3- The places of sema performances ( Whirling Dervishes Ritual ) : SultanAhmet Area , Sirkeci Area , Beyoglu Area

Galata Mevlevi House, Yenikapi Mevlevi House, Cankurtaran Mevlevi Ismail Dede Efendi House

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The Mevlevi Sema Ceremony :

Mevleviye are known for their famous practice of whirling dances and dervishes. At their dancing ceremonies, or Sema, a particular musical repertoire called ayin is played. The Sema ceremony represents a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through mind and love to Perfect.

"A very special experience in the Dervish Hall, the most important sufi musician of Turkish history. You will listen to his beautiful compositions while seeing the dervishes whirling"

Program starts with the Dervish Music by a traditional orchestra for 15 minutes. Then after The Whirling Dervishes Ritual/Ceremony starts and lasts about 45 minutes.

​About us:

​International Rumi Mevlevi Music and Sema Ensemble was founded in 1982. The ensemble have been founded with the aim of introducing and performing Classical Turkish Music, especially Sufi Music, by sticking to its original style and its performance characteristic and with the aim of making observations on this area.

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