VANCOUVER, Wash. — Turkish folk and Sufi musician Latif Bolat will present music, poetry, stories and images from the ancient land of Turkey on Tuesday, March 9, as part of WSU Vancouver’s Spring 2004 Honors Lecture Series, “Living Wisdom: Cultures of World Religions.”

The 7 p.m. presentation will be in the Student Services Building, Room 110, and is free and open to the public.

Bolat, a native of the Turkish Mediterranean town of Mersin, will perform Turkish folk music and devotional Sufi songs (called Ilahi and Nefes) from the Anatolian peninsula. The program also includes ballads composed by Bolat. One of the best-known Turkish musicians in the United States, his performances draw on ancient texts and employ traditional instrumentations such as the baglama (a long-necked lute).

For more information on the Honors Lecture Series, contact Wendy Dasler-Johnson, at (360) 546-9648 or johnsonw@vancouver.wsu.edu. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205. Parking is available at parking meters or in the blue lot for $1.50.