The famous Whirling Dervishes

3 08 2009

This is the real deal, members of the real dervish sect perform the famous dance every evening at their hall in Bursa, Turkey.

All over turkey are fake dervish dancers performing for tourists and charging a small fortune to watch. These guys do it every night for real.

Surprisingly it wasn’t just adults, young kids also take part, seemingly entering the same trance and whirling around with hands up for 10-15 minutes. Unbelievable.

Those that we met are really nice guys, very friendly and willing to talk.

Whirling Dervishes

Whirling Dervishes

Whirling Dervishes



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