Tag Archives: The Turks

Burnley Literary Festival (2016) day 7 – Sufi Music


The following has been rewritten from fragments / reconstructed following some difficulties with a Windows 10 upgrade that deleted my profile nearly 2 years back. Rumi and The Wings of Love Be in the world but not of it, so … Continue reading

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Turkey and the West


I was browsing the Guardian’s guide to Istanbul when I noticed the district, Üsküdar, on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. I first came across Üsküdar when rsearching the Bony M song Rasputin. “That melody is old.” my mother told … Continue reading

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