Turkish cassette which gives samples of Adhan
(call to prayer) in different Maqams, preceded by
instrumental improvisations in the same Maqams.
M. Emin, A. Şahin & K. Korucu (Vocal)
A. Şahin (Ney), F. Karakaya (Kemençe), Ö. Özel (Tanbur)
The Call to prayer (Ezan, arabic: Adhan), which invites the Muslims into the Mosque for prayer (Salah), is since centuries a very important part of Turkish Islamic culture.
The call to prayer, which is done five times every day, was performed each time in a different Maqam.
In selecting the Maqam for the call attention is paid to the fact that certain times of the day have an effect on the human soul.
So the human being tastes at different times of the day different melodies of the call of prayer which gives nourishment to the soul.
Mehmet Ali Bakirci