Sunday, May 8th
20h Lisbon / 22h Izmir, Turkey
What do you call an Islam contrarian? An Islam hipster, if you will?
The 10th century was a unique time in the history of Islam when its ideas were fiercely debated by its growing community of followers stretching from Baghdad to Granada.
In Anatolia, or modern Turkey, some decided to rebel against centralised dogma and form independent, self-organised communes lead by dedes, local spiritual leaders, or grandfathers, who did not see much use in going to a mosque, touring Mecca or praying five times a day. No Ramadan either: instead, elements of Buddhism, Shamanism, and lots of music, poetry and dancing in semahs - choreographed circles - by both men and women.
Watch out for püskül, or tassels, on Murat and Ünal instruments. Playfulness is a magic key into the Alevi world.
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We believe that 7 euros per person is fair, yet most guests usually contribute around 11 euros, so if you have the means and wish to support the artists and Invisible City further, we’d be grateful if your contribution corresponds to what feels fairest to you.
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Account name: Invisible City MTÜ
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Even before the gig starts, Invisible City guarantees a minimum of 100 euros to the artist no matter what. This is our investment into the performance which provides a safety net for the artist. We make sure it is never a lottery! These funds come from reinvesting the donations from the previous performances as well as from our private sponsors who support Invisible City directly (here is how you can become one).
What the campaign receives above the 100 euro mark, we share with the artist in equal parts. In this way, we provide a guaranteed income to the artist while staying sustainable and helping more artists run more wonderful gigs.