Turkish delight: Latif Bolat
“Healing Sound of Turkish Mystic Music” is the appropriate heading at the top of Latif Bolat’s home page. The Turkish musician, who plays Gig Performance Space on Thursday, Nov. 3, specializes in his country’s ancient devotional music, singing and accompanying himself on the baglama ,a long-necked Turkish lute, in a style that is both soulful and mesmerizing. The focus of his 1997 album Infinite Beginning: Devotional Songs of Turkey was songs relating to a traditional Sufi practice called zikr (remembrance of God). Bolat, a native of the Mediterranean city of Mersin, Turkey, has a degree in folklore and music at Gazi University in Ankara and an MBA from San Francisco State University. The Nov. 3 concert at Gig Performance Space, 1808 Second St., begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20. See www.gigsantafe.com for more information.