Turkish Singer, Composer and Scholar of Turkish Music and Folklore Latif Bolat is one of the most renowned Turkish musicians in North America.
After receiving his degree in folklore and music at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey, he taught traditional music throughout the country. He then went on to manage Ankara Halk Tiyatrosu, a musical theater company, which performed traditional musical plays. Mr. Bolat also received additional degrees in Turkish History and Middle East Religion and Politics from Ankara University and an MBA from San Francisco State University.
He has presented concerts and lectures at colleges, universities, performing arts institutions and festivals across the US, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, Indonesia and Turkey. With a vast repertory that includes songs in classical, folk and Sufi mystic music styles, he accompanies his singing on the baglama (long-necked lute), and various other traditional instruments from the Turkish folk music tradition.
Latif Bolat gives concerts, lectures, and workshops throughout the world. Specializing in the sacred music of Turkey, he performs solo and with his ensemble at numerous universities, museums, and cultural and spiritual centers each year.
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