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Release:Nov. 22, 2002


University of Iowa radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM, will offer Turkish music and insight into Sufi spirituality as part of “Know the Score LIVE!” broadcast from the UI Museum of Art 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer on KSUI, will take place before a live audience in the Lasansky Room and will be broadcast over KSUI at that time as well as 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Writer’s Workshop faculty member Ethan Canin will be a guest on the program, to talk about his short story that was the basis for the new film “The Emperor’s Club,” starring Kevin Kline.

Performing on the program will be Turkish folk musician and composer Bahri Karacay, who plays a lute-like instrument called the Saz. Karacay will also talk about the Sufi teachings that sustain him

Currently working as a researcher in the UI Department of Pediatrics, Karacay was born and grew up in Turkey. He began performing folk music and dance at the age of 12. He later performed with the folk-music choir of Turkish radio and television and made several appearances on Turkish national TV. His recordings have been placed in the country’s national folk music archives.

Bahri established TURKANA, a band composed of Turkish and American musicians, in 1997. In addition to his solo performances, Karacay continues to perform and record with TURKANA.

Other special guests on the radio program will be Ron Clark, of Riverside Theater, who will present his “Small Miracles, Stories of Christmas,” including music by Iowa City jazz musician Dan Knight; Patti Zwick, who will show the live audience some of her incredible quilts and speak about what inspires her art; and Daniel Kleinknecht, who will preview the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s upcoming production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel.”

M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor of “Know the Score” broadcasts at the UI Museum of Art.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 10 p.m. Fridays. Admission is free to the museum and to the “Know the Score LIVE!” broadcast. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

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